Have Your Say

The Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is an economic indicator that charts business performance and confidence throughout the local region. Published in advance of official economic statistics and other private surveys, it consistently mirrors trends in the national economy. For this reason the survey itself, along with others throughout the British Chambers Network, is closely watched by policymakers in Government, the Bank of England and by local and national media.

The survey will take less than three minutes to complete and your contribution helps the Chamber to lobby Government for the changes needed to make the Black Country a better place to do business.

Please note that all responses will be treated with the strictest of confidence. 

Thank you in advance for your support.

* How many people do you employ at your site?

* What is your main business activity?

* Excluding seasonal variations during the past 3 months which of your following have:

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased N/A
UK Sales
UK Orders
Export Sales
Export Orders
Your Workforce

* Over the next 3 months do you expect your workforce to:

* Have you tried to recruit staff over the past 3 months?

* If yes, were they for:

* Did you experience any difficulties finding suitable staff?

* If yes, for which of the following categories of employee:

* During the past 3 months has your:

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased
Investment Plans for Plant / Machinery / Equipment
Investment Plans for Training

* During the next 12 months which of the following do you expect to:

  Improve Remain the Same Worsen

* Are you currently operating at:

* Over the next 3 months do you expect your prices to:

* Is your business suffering pressures to raise prices from any of the following:

* Which of the following factors are more of a concern to your business than 3 months ago?

* The Prime Minister has stated Britain's relationship with the EU may be renegotiated. How do you believe the following would affect Britain's business and economic prospects?

  Positive Negative No Impact Don't Know
Withdraw from the EU
Withdraw from the EU and re-negotiate trade deals
Remain in the EU, with specific powers transferred back from Brussels to Westminster
Remain in the EU, integrating further with members
Remain in the EU with no change to relations