Quarterly Economic Survey

The Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is the largest and most representative independent business survey of its kind in the UK. Organisations and companies of all shapes and sizes take part every quarter and the information you provide enables us to gauge local business confidence and helps us serve you in the most productive way.

At the national level, it’s a leading indicator and is monitored closely by a range of organisations:

  • 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 shape their economic forecasts.
  • The European Commission uses the QES to assess the health of the UK economy when it makes policy recommendations for both Westminster and Brussels.

It is particularly important in the current economic climate that the issues and concerns of businesses are accurately represented so they can best inform the development of local, regional and national economic policy.

The survey questions businesses on a wide range of issues and only takes a few minutes to complete. Whilst we will collate and publish findings from the survey, information that you provide will remain confidential. Links to the survey will appear on this page each quarter, with the results appearing below.

To receive the Quarterly Economic Survey on a quarterly basis please email Matt Hodgson.


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