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Give Us Your Views On Local Economy

The Chamber is keen to fully represent the views of all of its members, and your assistance via this survey can help it achieve that.

The QES is 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 completion allows DNCC to form an accurate, up-to-date view of business confidence and operating conditions across the two counties.

It also seeks views on key topical issues affecting business, including:

  • business support requirements
  • measures to assist exporters
  • infrastructure priorities
  • remuneration and employment

You need only complete the sections that apply to you - it can be done online in less than five minutes.

To take part click here.

DNCC Chief Executive George CowcherDNCC Chief Executive George Cowcher said: "The QES is the region’s largest regular business survey, which provides and accurate benchmark of business and economic conditions in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire on a quarterly basis. It also feeds into a national survey by the British Chambers of Commerce, which is the UK’s biggest and longest-running private business survey and has provided consistent business and economic data since 1989.

"On a national level, the survey is used by organisations such as the Bank of England, HM Treasury, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help set monetary, fiscal and economic policy. Locally, DNCC uses the data to assess the state of the regional economy on a regular basis and also to determine the issues and concerns facing members, which in turn helps the Chamber to develop its own lobbying and campaigning initiatives, as well as influencing its engagements with local authorities, MPs and regulators.

"The QES is a key Chamber document and it is absolutely vital that as many members and other businesses as possible take part, so we can get an accurate picture of the local business climate."

Take The Survey By Clicking Here.