The British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey is the largest and most representative independent business survey of its kind in the UK.
Each quarter, more than 5,000 businesses – belonging to Chambers of Commerce in every region of the country – participate in the QES.
Businesses are questioned on a wide range of issues, including: domestic sales and orders; export sales and orders; hiring intentions; , investment intentions; recruitment difficulties; cash flow; confidence; and price pressures.
The survey is used by policymakers in the Treasury and the Bank of England, as well as by the media.
The Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee has made it clear that they pay attention to the QES, and meetings with British Chambers of Commerce, when setting interest rates.
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