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).
This is one of the UK’s most respected business surveys and allows the Chamber to accurately comment on the current state of business confidence, and helps influence independent economists, the Government, and informs the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee. Locally, responses help shape Chamber campaigns, and provides a solid platform on which to convey key messages about the East Midlands economy’s needs.
Following a strong start to 2015, the slowdown in growth reflected elsewhere within the UK is now presenting itself in the East Midlands which, until now, had bucked this trend. Whilst there is still economic growth, it is now at a more subdued rate; with a decline in business confidence and performance in overseas markets, in particular.
For benchmarking purposes, the QES Archive contains previous survey summaries.
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