Date published: 15 April 2021


Questionnaires have been issued for the 2021 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), and returns are due by 21st May 2021.


ASHE has been critical in helping government and employment bodies understand what happens to jobs and wages over time, for different occupations and industrial sectors.  This is more important than ever during the current pandemic, as the data from ASHE will help to develop policies once it has passed.

Given the recently changed structure of many jobs, and the ongoing Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, we have provided the ASHE 2021 additional guidance below to help clarify how to complete this year’s questionnaire.  This will be updated should more information become available to us.

More general help with completing the questionnaire is also included below.