Data Catalogue - Local Economic Growth

This page forms part of our temporary data catalogue. On this page you can view a list of the datasets held by the Centre which relate to our Local Economic Growth research stream. Please click on a dataset to expand for further details and then follow the link in order to view the full listing in our data portal. 'Open' datasets will then be available to download straightaway, for 'safeguarded' and 'controlled' datasets you'll need to make an access request.

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Open Data

Colchester Parking (Open)

Organisation: Colchester Borough Council

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00003

This dataset relates to parking in Colchester. It includes business units, parking in central Colchester and Colchester demographics.

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Businesses in Colchester (Open)

Organisation: Colchester Borough Council

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00004

This dataset is an Excel file containing time series for years 2011-2013 showing the number of businesses in Castle Ward, Colchester by number of employees and category of business according to Standard Industrial Category 2007.

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Broadband speeds by postcode 2013 (Open)

Organisation: Ofcom

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00006

This file is based on a snap shot of data provided by the largest fixed broadband providers in the UK for the period of June to July 2013. Due to variations in broadband performance over time, the file should not be regarded as a defintive and fixed view of the UK's fixed broadband infrastructure. However, the information provided in this file may be useful in identifying variations in broadband performance by geography and the impact of superfast broadband on overall broadband performance. The file should be viewed in conjunction with the Infrastructure Report published by Ofcom in October 2013, which details how each of the metrics is defined.

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Colchester Insolvencies (Open)

Organisation: Colchester Borough Council

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00018

This dataset contains information on insolvencies in the Colchester area from 2004 to 2013.

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Essex County Council payments to suppliers (Open)

Organisation: Essex County Council

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00019

Essex County Councils’ payments to suppliers equal to or greater than £500 for the financial year ended 31/3/2014 extracted from data made available by councils under open data policy.

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Broadband Speeds by Local Authorities (Open)

Organisation: Ofcom

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00020

This dataset contains broadband speeds for different local authorities. The latest data available are from 2013.

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Horizon 2020 Research Projects (Open)

Organisation: Cordis

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00024

This dataset contains projects funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation (H2020) from 2014 to 2020. Grant information is provided for each project.

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FP6 Programmes (Open)

Organisation: Cordis

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00025

FP6 is the European Community Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration. It is a collection of the actions at EU level to fund and promote research.

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FP7 Programmes (Open)

Organisation: Cordis

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00026

Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development . It will last for seven years from 2007until 2013. The programme has a total budget of over € 50 billion. FP7 is a key tool to respond to Europe's needs in terms of jobs and competitiveness, and to maintain leadership in the global knowledge economy.

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All Project Details (Open)

Organisation: Research Councils UK

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00027

This file provides data about all the research projects funded by the Research Council.

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European Registered Trademarks (Open)

Organisation: European Union Intellectual Property Ofiice

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00028

The dataset contains all trademarks registered with the European Union Intellectual Property Office from 7 November 2016. The dataset contains a large number of files both text and image based.

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Basic Company Data 2016 (Open)

Organisation: Companies House

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00035

The Free Company Data Product is a downloadable data snapshot containing basic company data of live companies on the register. This snapshot is provided in CSV format.

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Basic Company Data 2017 (Open)

Organisation: Companies House

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00036

The Free Company Data Product is a downloadable data snapshot containing basic company data of live companies on the register. This snapshot is provided in CSV format.

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Company Accounts 2009 (Open)

Organisation: Companies House

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00037

We have a small selection of company accounts that have been submitted to Companies House. This dataset is in XBRL format which can be difficult to read and process.

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Company Accounts 2010 (Open)

Organisation: Companies House

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00038

We have a small selection of company accounts that have been submitted to Companies House. This dataset is in XBRL format which can be difficult to read and process.

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Company Accounts 2011 (Open)

Organisation: Companies House

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00039

We have a small selection of company accounts that have been submitted to Companies House. This dataset is in XBRL format which can be difficult to read and process.

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Company Accounts 2012 (Open)

Organisation: Companies House

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00040

We have a small selection of company accounts that have been submitted to Companies House. This dataset is in XBRL format which can be difficult to read and process.

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Company Accounts 2013 (Open)

Organisation: Companies House

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00041

We have a small selection of company accounts that have been submitted to Companies House. This dataset is in XBRL format which can be difficult to read and process.

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Company Accounts 2014 (Open)

Organisation: Companies House

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00042

We have over 1 million company accounts that have been submitted to Companies House. This dataset is in XBRL format which can be difficult to read and process.

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Company Accounts 2015 (Open)

Organisation: Companies House

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00043

We have over 1 million company accounts that have been submitted to Companies House. This dataset is in XBRL format which can be difficult to read and process.

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Company Accounts 2016 (Open)

Organisation: Companies House

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00044

We have over 1 million company accounts that have been submitted to Companies House. This dataset is in XBRL format which can be difficult to read and process.

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Company Accounts 2017 (Open)

Organisation: Companies House

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00045

We have over 1 million company accounts that have been submitted to Companies House. This dataset is in XBRL format which can be difficult to read and process.

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RCUK Funded Project Details 1973 (Open)

Organisation: Research Councils UK

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00046

Details of all the research projects funded in 1973.

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RCUK Funded Project Details 1974 (Open)

Organisation: Research Councils UK

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00047

Details of all the research projects funded in 1974.

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RCUK Funded Project Details 1975 (Open)

Organisation: Research Councils UK

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00048

Details of all the research projects funded in 1975.

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RCUK Funded Project Details 1976 (Open)

Organisation: Research Councils UK

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00049

Details of all the research projects funded in 1976.

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RCUK Funded Project Details 1977 (Open)

Organisation: Research Councils UK

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00050

Details of all the research projects funded in 1977.

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RCUK Funded Project Details 1978 (Open)

Organisation: Research Councils UK

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00051

Details of all the research projects funded in 1978.

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RCUK Funded Project Details 1979 (Open)

Organisation: Research Councils UK

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00052

Details of all the research projects funded in 1979.

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Basic Company Data 2015 (Open)

Organisation: Companies House

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00014

The Free Company Data Product is a downloadable data snapshot containing basic company data of live companies on the register. This snapshot is provided in CSV format.

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Employment Scam Aegean Dataset (EMSCAD) (Open)

Organisation: University of the Aegean

Catalogue number: Unknown

The Employment Scam Aegean Dataset (EMSCAD) contains real-life job ads posted by Workable. It contains 17,014 legitimate and 866 fraudulent job ads (17,880 in total) published between 2012 to 2014.

This dataset is currently not available on the Data Portal. Please email us to request access to it.

Indiegogo Supported Projects (Open)

Organisation: Indiegogo

Catalogue number: Unknown

This dataset contains details of kickstarter projects globally that are supported through the Indiegogo platform.

This dataset is currently not available on the Data Portal. Please email us to request access to it.

Kickstarter Supported Projects (Open)

Organisation: Kickstarter

Catalogue number: Unknown

This dataset contains details of kickstarter projects globally that are supported through the Kickstarter platform.

This dataset is currently not available on the Data Portal. Please email us to request access to it.

Safeguarded Data

Retail Floor Space Utilisation (Safeguarded) (Metadata available)

Organisation: Local Data Company

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00005

The data cover High Street occupancy rates for the the period 2010 to 2015 for 84 towns in South East England.

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Osiris Companies Database (Safeguarded) (Metadata available)

Organisation: Bureau Van Dijk

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00008

Osiris has information on listed, and major unlisted/delisted, companies around the world. The information is very detailed and includes a lot more than financial reports. Different templates are used to show accounts in the correct formats for their company type and location.

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fDi Markets Library Database (Safeguarded) (Metadata available)

Organisation: fDi Intelligence

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00009

The Centre is able to provide access to the fDi Markets Library Database. First users must agree to the Centre's access terms.

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Hitwise Retail Website Hits (Safeguarded) (Metadata available)

Organisation: Connexity

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00010

The dataset contains the number of hits a predetermined number of online retail websites received on a monthly basis from a pre-defined postal area. The period covered is from May 2014 to May 2016.

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Councillors, MPs, MEPs and Civil Service (Safeguarded) (Metadata available)

Organisation: Commercial Evaluations

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00011

This dataset contains data on UK MPs, Councils, MEPs and the Civil Service. MPs - Data on all 659 UK MPs (Biographies, Personal & politcal interests, Select Committees, area analysis) Local Government - Data on all 467 Councils (Councillors & Key Councillors, Committees, Officers & Wards) Civil Service - Data on the Structures, Members & Departments of the Civil Service for Grades 1 - 5 MEPs - Data on all 87 UK MEPs & Commissioners (Biographies, personal & political interests, Committees, structures)

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Footfall data by Springboard (Safeguarded) (Metadata available)

Organisation: Springboard

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00013

The data contained in these sheets are of footfall data for 12 towns in the UK (shown below) for BRC Weeks 10 (9 March to 15 March) and 28 (13 June to 19 June) in 2015. The towns covered by the survey are: Ashford, Bedford, Bury St Edmonds, Cambridge, Clacton-on-Sea, Dartford, Great Yarmouth, Huntingdon, Ipswich, Maidstone, Norwich and Wellingborough.

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Global Data Pharma eTrack (Safeguarded) (Metadata available)

Organisation: GlobalData

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00015

This dataset is the Global Data Pharma eTrack - Company News and Deals Database.

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National Business Database Extract (Safeguarded) (Metadata available)

Organisation: Experian

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00017

This is an extract of the National Business Database from Experian. The dataset contains information on the financial performance of companies. The dataset contains over 5 million entries.

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Footfall Weekly Reports (Meta Data) (Safeguarded)

Organisation: Footfall

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00021

Department Store and footfall figures. The reports cover a 12 month period from September 2016.

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Zoopla Area Zed Index (Metadata) (Safeguarded)

Organisation: Zoopla

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00022

Retrieved via the Zoopla.co.uk Area Zed-Indices API for postal sector areas in the whole of the UK.

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Zoopla Z-Index (metadata)(Safeguarded)

Organisation: Zoopla

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00023

Zoopla Z-Index. The output file is in the CSV format. It contains all successfully retrieved records. There is a semi-colon delimited processing tracking record, which contains a record on successful retrievals.

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Outstanding SME Loans (Safeguarded) (Metadata available)

Organisation: British Banking Association

Catalogue number: Unknown

This dataset covers the outstanding value of loans for SMEs. The data are split into postcode sectors and cover the quarter periods from second quarter 2013 to first quarter 2016.

This dataset is currently not available on the Data Portal. Please email us to request access to it.

Outstanding Personal Loans (Safeguarded) (Metadata available)

Organisation: British Banking Association

Catalogue number: Unknown

This dataset covers the outstanding value of loans for individuals. The data are split into postcode sectors and covers the quarter periods from second quarter 2013 to first quarter 2016.

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Public Sector Spending (Safeguarded) (Metadata available)

Organisation: Spend Network

Catalogue number: Unknown

The Spend Network database contains records of transactions (that is spending) between UK public sector organisations and their suppliers in 2015. The primary fields in each transaction record describe: a) transaction date, b) buyer, c) supplier, and d) amount spent.

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Property Listing (Safeguarded) (Metadata available)

Organisation: Companies House

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00014

The Free Company Data Product is a downloadable data snapshot containing basic company data of live companies on the register. This snapshot is provided in CSV format.

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Controlled Data

Medway Council Food Safety and Hygiene Inspections (Controlled) (Access via UKDS)

Organisation: Medway Council

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00007

This is a dataset in relation to Environmental Health of Medway Council. It is resulted from Food Safety and Hygiene inspections on restaurants and takeaways. The data have been created by merging the openly available food premises location, name and ratings as supplied by the Food Standards Agency with the Councils Customer Contact database.

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Medway Council's Employment Work Programme (Controlled) (Access via UKDS)

Organisation: Medway Council

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00016

The purpose and scope of the dataset is to capture Medway clients who have entered the Government initiative of the 'Work Programme'. Depending on a client's circumstances and how they approach the service depends on which 'PG Group' they are entered into. The data show how long clients have sustained employment depending on which PG group they have been placed on. The dataset runs from June 2011 to February 2015.

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Kent Business and Economic Growth Monitoring Returns, January - September 2015 (Controlled) (Access via UKDS)

Organisation: Kent County Council

Catalogue number: BLG-LEG-00032

The spreadsheet contains company information such as company number, the size of the organisation and detailed financial figures not published in official returns. This includes the size of investments made into individual organizations and the number of employees. These are data gathered by Kent County Council relating to the investments made into local organisations under the Escalate Scheme, funded by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.

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