The Black Country Chamber's Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) offers an up to date snapshot of the performance of the Black Country business community. The following questions provide the data which underpins the report and are key to us understanding the business critical issues of local firms. 
 
This survey should only take a few minutes to complete and all answers will remain confidential. For more information visit our website here.

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* How many people do you employ in the Black Country?

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* What is your main business activity?

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* During the past 3 months which of your following have:

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased N/A
UK Sales
UK Orders
Export Sales
Export Orders
Your Workforce

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* Over the next 3 months do you expect your workforce to:

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* Have you tried to recruit staff over the past 3 months?

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* If yes, were they for:

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* Did you experience any difficulties finding suitable staff?

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

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* During the past 3 months has your:

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased
Cashflow
Investment Plans for Plant / Machinery / Equipment
Investment Plans for Training

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* During the next 12 months which of the following do you expect to:

  Improve Remain the Same Worsen
Turnover
Profitability

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* Are you currently operating at:

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

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* Is your business suffering pressures to raise prices from any of the following:

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* Which of the following factors are more of a concern to your business than 3 months ago?

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* The Black Country Chamber has produced a range of business support material on its website and is looking to understand how businesses are being impacted by the Coronavirus.

Please describe your businesses’ experience below. This will help the Chamber to provide relevant support for local businesses and lobby stakeholders on your behalf.

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* On 11 May, the UK Government released guidance for employers called 'Working safely during coronavirus'. Which of the following best describes how much you know about this guidance?

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* You said you knew details about the guidance. Overall, how clear was the information contained within the guidance?

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* What additional support would you like to see from the Government to help you adapt post-lockdown?

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