20 March 2023
Statistics Jersey has today launched the 2023 Annual Business Survey (ABS). This survey is the main structural business survey conducted by Statistics Jersey. It replaces two previous surveys (the old Annual Business Survey and the Survey of Financial Institutions) we conducted.
It crosses all business sectors, collecting financial data from businesses' end-year accounts, including turnover, wages and salaries, purchases of goods and services, stocks and capital expenditure.
The ABS is an important source of information used in the completion of Jersey’s national accounts measures (GVA and GDP) and trade statistics.
Businesses have been selected to take part from the register of undertakings established under Article 38 of the Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012. We survey undertakings of all sizes to ensure our statistics are represented of the Jersey economy. We select all larger undertakings (those with 50 or more employees) as their information is so significant. We 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 ABS is conducted under the provisions of the Statistics and Census (Jersey) Law 2018. Once selected, each business is legally obliged to comply and return a survey form by the closing date of 31st July 2023.
You can find more details here.