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Quarterly Economic Survey – businesses get chance to have their say as General Election approaches 

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Businesses are being given the chance to make their voices heard at the highest levels of decision making – at a critical time in the run-up to the General Election. 

The opportunity comes in the form of the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce’s latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) which will map the economic landscape for the second quarter of 2024. 

Business leaders are asked to delineate the challenges which they currently face including the rising cost of doing business, supply chain issues and recruitment difficulties.  

The findings are shared with the British Chambers of Commerce, Government departments including HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office as well as the Bank of England. 

The survey has been conducted since 1989, with the data being collated by the British Chambers nationwide and assessed each quarter by the Bank. 

As the flagship research project of the Chamber Network, the QES offers an unparalleled insight into to the state of UK business and the health of the UK economy. 

Declan Riddell, Policy Adviser at Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, said: “With a General Election having to take place in the next nine months, this is one of the most important times for businesses across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire to complete the Quarterly Economic Survey. 

“We would be keen to hear from firms of all shapes and sizes (start ups, sole traders, SMEs, medium sized and large corporations) as it will help create an accurate picture of the current business landscape.  

“Whether they’re seasoned Directors or relatively new to a company, we’re asking for all business leaders to spare just a few minutes to fill in the survey.  

“We understand their time is precious, even more so now, so thank you in advance to all those who complete the survey.” 

Survey responses are completed anonymously and following publications of the results, regional and national analysis of current economic performance will be shared. 

The three-monthly survey can be found here.  

Ron Quenby

Senior journalist with more than 25 years’ experience of working as a news reporter for provincial and national newspapers. Ron’s varied skills include feature writing, interviewing for real life stories and compiling specialist articles for in-house publications.

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