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UK business microdata in UK Data Service

The UK Data Service  (formerly ESDS) now provides data from UK Government business surveys, available to UK academic researchers – registration is free. If you have not used the UK Data Service before, see information for New Users on the home page, and guides from the link to “Use Data”. You will find business microdata if you select “Get Data”, then “Business Microdata”.  This includes productivity data from the Annual Respondents’ Database, plus the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, the UK Innovation Survey and more! Some of the microdata may be restricted to research students and staff only, for commercial reasons. The UK Data Service also provides a lot of international socio-economic data from the World Bank, ILO, IMF and other organisations, free for all to download.