Links to websites outside the Scottish Government
Please note that when accessing the following links you will leave the Scottish Government website. The Scottish Government and its staff are not responsible for content external to this website.
Regional Annual Business Survey - For Regional releases
UK Annual Business Survey - For National releases
UK and Regional Annual Business Inquiry - Up to 2008
UK and Regional Annual Business Survey (formerly Annual Business Inquiry) statistics produced by the Office for National Statistics.
Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES)
Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) data and sampling errors are produced by the Office for National Statistics at a UK and regional level.
See Other Sources of Economic and Business Statistics in Methodology & Notes section for more information.
The Virtual Microdata Laboratory (VML)
The Virtual Microdata Laboratory (VML) is a facility within the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for providing secure access to sensitive detailed data for statistical research purposes that serve the public good. Access is provided for Approved Researchers working on defined and approved non-commercial projects. Available data sources include business surveys, earnings data, social surveys and Census samples. VML data can’t be downloaded, but users can access the data at their desk if they are part of a government organisation, or in an ONS approved site if not. For information, a remote lab is located in Glasgow.
UK Data Service
The UK Data Service is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to meet the data needs of researchers, students and teachers from all sectors, including academia, central and local government, charities and foundations, independent research centres, think tanks, and business consultants and the commercial sector. The UK Data Service collection includes major UK government-sponsored surveys, cross-national surveys, longitudinal studies, UK census data, international aggregate, business data, and qualitative data.
UK Creative Industries data sourced to DCMS
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) publishes UK and Regional Creative Industries data. Please note that there are some methodology differences between DCMS publication and Scottish Creative Industries data published in Scottish Government's Growth Sector Statistics Database. The Growth Sector definition is based on specific analysis of the Creative Industries in Scotland.