In April 2001 the Family Expenditure Survey (1961-2001) and the National Food Survey (1974-2000) were combined to form the Expenditure and Food Survey (EFS). From January 2008, the EFS became known as the Living Costs and Food Survey (LCF), a module of Integrated Household Survey (IHS). For further information on the change from EFS to LCF, see Volume A of the LCF 2008 User Guide, held with SN 6385 in the table below.
ESDS is now part of the UK Data Service.
These ESDS web pages will remain during the transition, but may not be up to date.
Here are some links to get started with the new service: