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Quarterly Economic Survey

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What is it?

The Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is the largest and most representative independent business survey of its kind in the UK.

The survey looks at a wide range of issues, including; home sales and orders, export sales and orders, employment prospects, investment, recruitment difficulties, cash flow, confidence and price pressures. All participants have the opportunity to receive resulting reports.

Local results are fed into the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) to formulate the first national economic indicator of the quarter. Published in advance of official figures and other private surveys, it consistently mirrors trends in official data and, because of this, it is closely watched by key organisations including the Treasury, the Bank of England, the Office of Budget Responsibility, the EU Commission and the IMF.

The local results are a good source of data for businesses looking to understand the economic climate in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

How do I contribute?

The QES comprises of less than 30 tick box questions covering demand, employment, confidence investment and external factors and takes just a couple of minutes to complete.  Any business can complete the survey - you don't have to be a Chamber member. 

To take part in the latest survey click here . The survey closes on Monday 28 November 2016.

How are the survey results published?

The results from the national survey are published each quarter online by the BCC.  Click here to see the latest national reports.  

The last 25 years of results are also available online at www.economicsurvey.org.uk. The video below shows you how to make the most out of the results and website. 



Local results for Herefordshire and Worcestershire are issued each quarter and can be accessed below.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire previous results

You can download our reports via the links below.  If you are interested in previous data, please contact the policy team.  

2016 Quarterly Economic Survey Results

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2015 Quarterly Economic Survey Results

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2014 Quarterly Economic Survey Results

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For more information please contact the Policy Team

policy@hwchamber.co.uk    01905 673615

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