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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 Q2 2017 survey (June 2017), the feedback has been analysed, and a full report is viewable here, together with a summary of the key findings and implications.

Despite the political instability and economic uncertainty caused by an inconclusive General Election and the Brexit negotiations, businesses across the region remain bullish about their prospects. Although respondents to the latest survey are not pessimistic when considering the future, there has been a decline in optimism. Whilst the Government is understandably preoccupied with Brexit, the Chamber is keen that it also focuses on a range of domestic day-to-day issues that is within its remit to control.

The Chamber is also delivering a Business Lunch - showcasing the latest economic intelligence - each quarter this year, featuring an economic commentary that highlights particular aspects of the survey, and offering delegates the opportunity to interact both with the Chamber and a Keynote Speaker. The Q2 event takes place at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield on 21 July 2017; details of which are viewable here.

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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