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True test of regional post-Brexit confidence

The true impact of the EU exit vote will be revealed by research currently being carried out by the Chamber

Businesses are being urged to take part in the first ‘acid test’ of regional corporate confidence.

But they’ll have to be quick as the Chamber’s Q3 Quarterly Economic Survey closes on Monday (12 September).

The survey includes set questions through which the Chamber monitors the state of the economy in the East Midlands.

But for this quarter, the Chamber has added Brexit-specific questions from which it hopes to determine the impact of the vote to leave the EU and what businesses’ intentions are as Britain negotiates withdrawal.

Chris Hobson, the Chamber’s Director of Policy, said: “Since the EU exit vote on 23 June, we have seen many reports and surveys based on national data but nothing meaningful yet that is specific to the East Midlands.

“This region is key to the UK economy. As the leading voice for business across the region, we have the power to influence policy at the highest level but to do that we have to know what local businesses are doing and how confident they feel about the short- and long-term future.

“We need as many businesses as possible to take part in our Quarterly Economic Survey, so that we can build an accurate picture and use the collated data to ensure the wants and needs of regional businesses are heard and heeded.”

The Chamber’s Q3 Quarterly Economic Survey closes on 12 September. To take part, visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3P2996W