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Subject: Businesses

Latest Summaries

  • How do parliamentary constituencies vary? 26-Mar-2015
    The latest interactive maps can be used to explore parliamentary constituencies in England and Wales, Great Britain and the United Kingdom.
  • Business Research and Development (R&D) Across the European Union (EU) 20-Mar-2015
    Comparison of UK business R&D with that of the EU.
  • Research and Development Statistics: Explained 20-Mar-2015
    Video presentation will provide an introduction to Research & Development (R&D) statistics while explaining some key concepts and misconceptions surrounding them, and examine some data from the most recent R&D publications by the Office for National Statistics.
  • Summary of Mergers and Acquisitions Involving UK Companies 03-Mar-2015
    Overall 2014 saw total mergers and acquisitions activity involving UK companies fall to lower levels than experienced during the depth of the 2008-09 economic downturn.
  • Recent trends in Foreign Direct Investment 23-Jan-2015
    Recent deterioration in the current account has been partly driven by a weaker primary income balance of which Foreign Direct Investment is a key component.
  • Foreign Direct Investment, 2013 20-Jan-2015
    This short video presentation provides a brief introduction to Foreign Direct Investment statistics and the main methodological change implemented for Balance of Payments Manual 6, a change from measuring Foreign Direct Investment on a directional basis to an asset/liability basis. This change has been implemented in the most recent Quarterly Balance of Payments and Annual Pink Book publications, both released in September 2014.

Latest Publications

  • UK Gross Domestic Expenditure on Research and Development, 2013 20-Mar-2015
    Estimates of R&D performed by the following four sectors of the economy, as defined in the Frascati manual, Business Enterprise (BERD), Higher Education (HERD), Government (GovERD) which includes Research Councils, and Private Non-Profit (PNP) organisations.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Involving UK Companies, Q4 2014 03-Mar-2015
    Estimates of the value and numbers of mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving UK companies with values of £1.0 million or more. The information provided reflects solely the change in majority ownership (ordinary shares) and therefore only transactions which result in a change of ultimate control of the target company are included.
  • Identifying Science and Technology Businesses in Official Statistics 13-Feb-2015
    A proposed classification for Science and Technology (S&T) businesses in official data sources to better understand the contribution that they make to the economy.
  • International Trade in Services, 2013 30-Jan-2015
    A detailed breakdown of UK annual trade in services, by product, industry and country. These estimates are derived from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) International Trade in Services Survey.
  • Foreign Direct Investment Involving UK Companies, 2013 20-Jan-2015
    Data on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows, positions and earnings involving UK companies. The investment figures are published on a net basis, that is, they consist of investments minus disinvestments. Investments can include acquisitions of assets or shares and disinvestments can include the disposal of assets or shares.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Involving UK Companies, Q3 2014 02-Dec-2014
    Estimates of the value and numbers of mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving UK companies with values of £1.0 million or more. The information provided reflects solely the change in majority ownership (ordinary shares) and therefore only transactions which result in a change of ultimate control of the target company are included.

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