The Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey offers an up to date snapshot of the performance of the business community. The following questions provide the data which underpins the report and are key to us understanding the ‘health’ of local businesses.

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1. What are the first 3/4 letters of your business postcode e.g NN47

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2. How many people does your organisation/branch employ?

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

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased
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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5. Over the next 3 months do you expect your workforce to:

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6. Have you attempted to recruit staff over the past 3 months?

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7. If yes, were they for:

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8. Did you experience any difficulties finding suitable staff?

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

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10. During the past 3 months has your:

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased
Cash Flow
Investment plans for plant/machinery/equipment
Investment plans for training

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11. Over the next 12 months, do you believe:

  Improve Remain the same Worsen
Turnover will...
Profitability will...

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12. Are you currently operating at:

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13. Over the next 3 months do you expect your prices to:

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

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15. 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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16. Your Chamber of Commerce continues to lobby the UK Government for continued support for the business community. What is your business's top priority in policy support?
(eg Business Rate Reform, Net Zero, continuation of 'Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme')

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