Results of the Quarterly Economic Surveys
The British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey is the largest and most representative independent business survey of its kind in the UK covering a substantial percentage of small businesses and the subsidiaries of large businesses.
The Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is
the UK's largest private quarterly survey of business. Each
quarter, over 5,000 businesses - belonging to Chambers of Commerce
in every region of the country - participate in the QES. Businesses
are questioned on a wide range of issues, including: home sales and
orders, export sales and orders, employment prospects, investment,
recruitment difficulties, cashflow, confidence and price
The QES is the first economic
indicator of the quarter, published in advance of official figures
and other private surveys, and it consistently mirrors trends in
the national economy. For this reason the survey is closely watched
by policymakers such as the Treasury and the Bank of England, and
also by the media.
Click here to complete Quarter 3 Survey 2011 - results to be
published on the Chamber's website on 11 October 2011.
here for results from Quarter 2 Survey 2011