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  • Quarterly Economic Survey (QES)

  • What is the QES? What is the QES?

    The QES is Britain’s largest independent business survey in the UK. It is a powerful tool for representing the voice of business to Government; the results are analysed and used by Cornwall Chamber of Commerce at a local level, and nationally through the British Chambers of Commerce.

    The QES is also used by:

    • The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee uses the QES as one of its key benchmarks when setting interest rates.
    • HM Treasury and the independent Office for Budget Responsibility use the QES to put together their forecasts for the UK’s economic performance.
    • The European Commission uses the QES to assess the health of the UK economy when it makes policy recommendations for both Westminster and Brussels.
  • The Quarterly Economic Survey Q4 is now LIVE The Quarterly Economic Survey Q4 is now LIVE

    This Quarterly Economic Survey will be a real indicator of the impact of the UK lockdown, and how businesses are recovering as restrictions are lifted. Providing crucial data on business activity to compare with past QES survey results.

    Your Voice Matters take the survey today! 

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  • QES Q1 2020 QES Q1 2020

    Quarter 1

    Headlines: 

    Business Confidence and Performance

    38% of businesses are operating at full capacity

    45% reported an increase in UK Sales 

    35% reported an increase in UK orders/advanced bookings

    64% are confident about their cash flow position, which has stayed the same (29%) or improved (35%);
    29% say cash flow has got worse.

    Market Pressures

    52% are experiencing pressure to raise prices

    68% reported external pressures

    Workforce and Recruitment 

    24% said they have increased workforce 13% have decreased 

    32% expect to increase workforce over the next quarter 

    Read the full report here

  • QES 2020 Fieldwork Timeline QES 2020 Fieldwork Timeline

    Make sure you are prepared to Have Your Say in the latest QES Survey. To the opportunity to influence policy, locally, nationally and even internationally. 

     

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