The Giftware Association has been invited to another meeting at the Bank of England on the 21st of September, this time consulting about the intentions that UK SMEs have in spending or investing their capital.

We would appreciate your responses, as this will help us represent the gift industry at this exclusive meeting.

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* 1. Your details

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* 2. Your sector

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* 3. Ownership

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* 4. How has your UK capital expenditure changed over the past 12 months, and what are your future expectations for capital expenditure? (Include spending on capital such as machinery, IT, vehicles, construction of buildings and R&D. Exclude acquisitions and property purchases.)

  Far Less (Over 50% decrease) Less (10%-50% decrease) Around the same More (10%-50% increase) Far More (Orver 50% increase)
Past 12 months vs previous 12 months
Next 12 months vs past 12 months

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* 5. How are the following factors affecting your levels of UK capital expenditure plans over the next 12 months compared with the past 12 months?

  Reduce investment substantially Reduce investment slightly No impact Boost investment slightly Boost investment substantially
Expected domestic demand
Expected export demand
Labour costs
Achieving future efficiency/productivity gains
Major maintenance needs
Increasing capacity
Brexit uncertainty
Expected international trading arrangements post-Brexit
Other shifts in global trading arrangements
Re-allocation of investment within a wider group
Availability or cost of external finance
Switch from Capex to Opex

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* 6. How do you expect the following categories of your investment spending to change over the next 12 months, compared with the past 12 months?

  Decrease Stay the same Increase Not applicable
Equipment, machinery and vehicles
Buildings and structures
R&D and software

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* 7. How is your current UK investment cycle being financed?

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* 8. Any other comments?

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