TCR is one of the most extensive bodies of information on UK enterprise. TCR is an incredibly rich data toolkit, containing information on economic performance, business activity, and ownership on an individual firm basis. The information held by TCR has been built up seamlessly since 1996 and is maintained today as a longitudinal 15-year knowledge source.
We use this unique dataset to add value to our research and analysis. It provides us with access to a high level of detail and focus on hard to reach areas of the economy such as small and micro businesses. It also allows us to identify businesses by their distinct activity, meaning we can create niche sector definitions and segment markets. Hence we work extensively in sectors like the creative and cultural industries and renewable energy, where the traditional tools to map and profile a sector do not work.
Our approach is often described as 'granular' or 'bottom-up'. Businesses are the building blocks of an economy. We have access to detailed information on 3.5 million of these building blocks, and we can use them to build any wall our clients want.
The result? TCR embodies the breadth and depth of our economy, and it tracks this over time. It is large, it is detailed, it is transparent, it is highly flexible and it is longitudinal.
TCR covers the whole UK business population. It is a census of firms employing 5 or more people, and a very large sample of firms below that.
Unlike other data sources TCR includes firms below the VAT threshold, branch sites, and the self-employed.
TCR provides a more complete picture of a local or sectoral economy to be constructed.
TCR enables our clients to understand exactly what their local economy or sector comprises, no matter how localised or niche, and compare this with any area in the UK.
TCR contains more detail on a greater range of firm characteristics than other data sources.
TCR identifies the precise location, size, performance, activity, age, and ownership of firms and can cross-reference any of these characteristics.
TCR offers the flexibility required to analyse the key relationships, which drive economic growth.
TCR enables our clients to ‘lift the lid' on official statistics to make more informed and more effective decisions.
TCR is the aggregate of the UK's individual firms tracked over the last 15 years. For many, this effectively means we have tracked them since their start date.
TCR generates information that is based on REAL businesses that have demonstrable patterns of growth and decline, that start up and close, and that move and restructure.
TCR contains the complete cycle of economic growth.
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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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