Quarterly Economic Survey

Results from the QES are used by policy makers from the Treasury, The Bank of England, The Office of Budget Responsibility and the IMF, being used as a leading economic indicator.

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* 1. Name, Company?

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* 2. Email address? (Optional)

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* 3. What Chamber of Commerce is your business a member of? (Or if you are not a Chamber member, where is your business located?)

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* 4. How many people does your organisation or branch employ?

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* 6. Excluding seasonal variations, over the past 3 months...
Please note: only complete the overseas questions if you are an exporter of goods or services

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UK sales/custom/bookings have...
UK orders/advance custom/bookings have...
Overseas sales/custom/bookings have...
Overseas orders/advance custom/bookings have...

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* 7. Labour Force

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Over the past 3 months, has your workforce...
Over the next 3 months, do you expect your workforce to...

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* 8. Recruitment

  Yes No
Have you attempted to recruit staff over the past 3 months?

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* 9. If yes, were they for:

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* 10. Recruitment difficulties

  Yes No
Did you experience any difficulties finding suitable staff?

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* 11. If yes, for which of the following categories of employee:

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* 12. Cash flow and investment

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased
Over the past 3 months, cash flow has...
Over the past 3 months, investment plans for plant/machinery/equipment have...
Over the past 3 months, investment plans for training have...

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* 13. Business Confidence

  Improve Remain the same Worsen
Over the next 12 months, do you believe turnover will...
Over the next 12 months, do you believe profitability will...

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* 14. Capacity

  Full Capacity Below Capacity
Are you currently operating at...

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* 15. Prices/Costs

  Increase Remain the Same Decrease
Over the next 3 months, do you expect the price of your good/services to...

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* 16. Is your business currently suffering pressures to raise its prices from any of the following? (please tick all that apply)

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* 17. Please indicate which of these following factors are more of a concern to your business than 3 months ago (please tick all that apply)

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* 18. Feedback

For QES results for the last year visit the Representation pages of the Milton Keynes Chamber website.

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