QUARTERLY ECONOMIC SURVEY ( NOW OPEN)
The 2023 quarter 4 Quarterly Economic Survey focuses our region’s existing transport infrastructure and how it could potentially be improved to better meet the needs of businesses. This quarter’s survey asks important questions about whether businesses think our transport networks are fit for purpose, the challenges they might be experiencing conducting their business, and what they believe the government ought to be prioritising right now in this respect.
The survey is now open and will take just a few minutes:
Click here to complete the latest survey questionnaire ( External Link)
The South Yorkshire Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) captures a regular snapshot of business sentiment on the local economy and business matters.
It is the largest and most representative independent business survey of its kind in the UK. It 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. For this reason, the survey is closely watched by policymakers such as the Treasury, the Bank of England, the Office of Budget Responsibility, the EU Commission and the IMF.
Results from the South Yorkshire QES are used to influence local, regional and national governments and decision makers to help shape the support structures available to the local business community.
It is vital that South Yorkshire businesses take part in the survey to help inform and influence decisions that affect the local economy.
The South Yorkshire QES opens for a few weeks every three months. Each quarter, in addition to the standard questions that remain unchanged, the survey features a small number of 'snapshot' questions on an issue that is particularly pertinent at that time. Previous topics have included skills supply, innovation, and the priorities for South Yorkshire's Metro Mayor.
You do not need to be a current South Yorkshire Chamber member to respond to the survey, and all responses are reported anonymously.