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Annual Business Survey

Important COVID-19 update

Please note that due to the current situation in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for the annual business survey has been extended indefinitely and the survey is currently suspended.

About this survey

The new Annual Business Survey replaces two surveys we previously conducted (the previous Annual Business Survey and the Finance and Legal Sector Survey). It includes all business sectors, collecting financial data from businesses' end-year accounts, including turnover, wages and salaries, purchases of goods and services and capital expenditure.

What you need to know

If selected, your business will receive the survey form in the first quarter of 2020. To complete the survey you will need information on the following areas:

  • trading period (if your business did not trade for the full calendar year)
  • income from Jersey based operations
  • expenditure on employment, purchases of energy, goods, materials and services
  • details on any international trade in goods and services
You will be requested to provide figures for the calendar year 2019, however the return may instead cover a business year ending on any date between 6 April 2019 and 5 April 2020. Where exact figures are not available you will be requested to provide informed estimates.

Who will receive this survey

Businesses will be selected from the register of undertakings established under Article 38 of the Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012. We will survey undertakings of all sizes to ensure our statistics are represented of the Jersey economy. We will select all larger undertakings (those with 50 or more employees) as their information is so significant. We will also select some smaller undertakings through a random selection process. These undertakings are very important to us as their trading patterns are often very different to larger businesses.

The new ABS will be conducted under the provisions of the Statistics and Census (Jersey) Law 2018. Once selected, your business is legally obliged to comply. You cannot appeal your selection.

Survey information

Selection criteria: Jersey undertakings registered under the Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012

Sample size: approximately 600 undertakings 

Frequency: annually

Dispatch date: first quarter 2020

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