Aim of this survey

The aim of this survey is to recruit respondents to the Quarterly Survey for Services Producer Price Indices (SPPI). The quarterly survey collects prices for services provided by UK businesses to other UK businesses and the government. These prices are used to compile the Services Producer Prices Index which provides a key measure of inflation, alongside other indicators such as the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and the Producer Prices Index (PPI).

What you need to know

To complete the survey, you will need to provide a description for the service(s) you have been selected, this is so you can identify the equivalent price for the same service in each quarter.

You will need to provide a price, percentage rate, or applicable grade(s) for the service provisions that are active on a quarterly basis.

Choose an activity that is representative of your business category selected.

All information you provide is strictly confidential.

Survey information

Selection criteria: UK businesses registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) and/or Pay As You Earn (PAYE).
Population: UK service providing companies.
Frequency: the survey may be carried out at various points throughout the year when additional price information is required for the quarterly survey.

Why you were selected

Following the information you provided on the Annual Survey of Goods and Services, your company has been chosen to supply information to us as we believe it meets the selection criteria of the survey. That is, a UK company or group of companies registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) and/or Pay As You Earn (PAYE).

The SPPI is conducted under the provisions of the Statistics of Trade Act 1947. Once selected, your business is legally obliged to comply. You cannot appeal your selection.

How to complete this survey

Please complete and return the questionnaire following the guidelines on the front page.

Reminders are issued automatically, so you may receive one if you submit data just before or after the return date.

At the moment, this survey is not available to complete online. We are currently developing a secure online collection platform. You will receive a letter notifying you when you can complete the SPPI on our new platform. We appreciate your patience.

If you need help

If your question is not answered on this page, you may be able to find the answer in the About Office for National Statistics (ONS) business surveys section.

You can call us on 0300 1234 219. Please quote the three-digit survey ID: 116

If you're calling from outside the UK: +44 1633 810495.

Er mwyn gwneud cais am ffurflen Gymraeg (to speak to someone in Welsh): 0300 1234 921.