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Quarterly Economic Survey

Quarterly Economic SurveyThe Chamber's Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is the region’s barometer of business confidence.

Sent out in February, June, September and November each year, the information on trading conditions, UK and export sales, employment and capacity levels is analysed across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire by county, by region, and then nationally by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

As the most authoritative national business survey, the results, alongside those from other Chambers, form part of the largest survey of its kind in the UK and is recognised as a key economic indicator by the Government, the Bank of England and independent economists. Its results allow the Chamber to accurately represent an up-to-date snapshot of current operating conditions and business confidence across the three counties in our engagement work with local, regional and national decision-makers.

How can I contribute?
The survey consists of tick-box questions that cover several aspects of your business, such as employment, sector, investment and external factors, and should take just a few minutes to complete.

A link is provided to each Chamber-member via an email - if you wish to nominate a 'designated contact' for the QES, please email the Chamber at plc@m-n.ouoiyecdlc.k

How are the survey results released?
East Midlands Chamber communicates the results of the survey to members through a variety of channels. For example, we publish the full report and summary on our website, provide detailed presentations of the survey findings at various events - Strategy & Influence Group, Sector Forums, President's Dinners, etc. The Chamber also provides a press release for use by local and regional media.

Latest Economic Intelligence
Following the completion of the Q1 2017 survey (March 2016), the feedback has been analysed, and a report is viewable here, together with an online summary.

The latest results once more underlined the resilience and adaptability of the East Midlands economy amid a backdrop of prevailing uncertainty. Performance is up, particularly in export markets, and business confidence concerning investment remains buoyant. Nevertheless, skills shortages persist, with the likely impact of rising inflation being the main concern reported by respondents.

The Chamber is delivering a Business Lunch each quarter this year, where the feedback from the latest survey is announced; this features an economic commentary that highlights particular aspects of the survey, and offers delegates the opportunity to interact both with the Chamber and Gloria De Piero, the MP for Ashfield.

For benchmarking purposes, the QES Archive contains previous survey summaries.

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For more information, please contact the Information and Representation Department: plc@m-n.ouoiyecdlc.k

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