What is it?
The British Chambers of Commerce, together with the accredited Chamber Network, including Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, run Britain’s most influential private business survey – the Quarterly Economic Survey (QES).
Each quarter more than 6,000 businesses nationally participate in the QES. Businesses are questioned on a wide range of issues, including; domestic sales and orders, export sales and orders, employment prospects, investment, recruitment difficulties, cashflow, confidence and price pressures.
The QES is the first economic indicator of the quarter, published in advance of official figures and other private surveys, and it consistently mirrors trends in official data. The survey is closely watched by policymakers such as the Treasury, the Bank of England, the Office for Budget Responsibility, the EU Commission and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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