Local Economic Insight Suite (LEIS)

Local Economic Insight Suite (LEIS)

TBR has delivered detailed measurement of local economic performance for over 25 years. We can add that vital piece of information to complete the economic picture of any geographical area; LAD, LEP or sub-regional partnership.


We have developed a flexible suite of Local Economic Insight (LEI) analysis which utilises our access to a unique data resource, TCR that provides a firm level, ‘bottom up' view of the UK economy. Click here to download a short two-page document (.pdf) about this flexible suite of offers.

Because TCR is created from individual firm records with essential information such as employment, turnover, GVA and postcode details we can undertake granular analysis of local area economies that is just not possible using traditional data sources alone.

These unique LEI offers have recently been used to add insight to a number of Local Economic Assessments, Local Development Frameworks sub-regional economic reviews.

They provide bespoke, robust and flexible solutions to a range of research challenges including identifying and assessing:

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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