The development of the Monthly Business Survey
SummaryThe Monthly Business Survey (MBS) brings together the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) short term surveys on different sectors of the economy. The Monthly Production Inquiry and the Monthly Inquiry into the Distribution and Services Sector have been integrated into one survey. Surveys of the construction sector remain separate but have been redesigned in a similar way to MBS. The Retail Sales Inquiry has also remained separate, but by re‐ branding as the MBS it paves the way for future integration. By standardising survey deigns and harmonising methodologies ONS hopes to achieve a number of benefits. This article reports on the development of the MBS to date ‐ including the scope of the survey and various aspects of the survey redesign.
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Volume (Year): 5 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
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