Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information

TBR has an established reputation in skills and sectoral-based research, having developed strong working relationships with organisations across the agenda. We are fundamentally interested in providing evidence that can coordinate activities, act as a catalyst for change and ensure that the four nations of the UK respond to skills and employment pressures.

TBR has undertaken a wide range of research into labour markets and skills (including dynamics of skills and employer attitudes to skills), local and regional economic development and policy agendas and their implications. Through this work, key members of our team have developed a detailed understanding of the ways in which detailed information and greater insight can be gained. This includes:

Understanding of the secondary data that is available and have access to the resources that can disaggregate it. Accordingly we have experience in large scale and complex data manipulation and disaggregation.

If you would like more information about TBR’s work in skills, employment and education related work, please contact us using the details on the right.

Our own dataset (TCR)

TBR maintains its own extensive core data resource (Trends Central Resource: TCR), which captures fundamental information on around 6.5 million businesses, past and present, and their dynamics. The dataset is the largest longitudinal dataset in the UK on business and as such is a core resource for consistent and robust time series analysis.

TCR is an incredibly powerful tool to understand the nature, scale and dynamics of local, regional and national economies across the UK. As such, we can expediently provide geographical and sectoral detail to address evidence gaps and provide up to date research and analysis.


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TBR Observatory

TBR is proud of its evidence-based research. We dissect complex problems through our skills in the manipulation and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data. See how our data and data skills support our specialist expertise by clicking on know more below.