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South Yorkshire Quarterly Economic Survey

Results from the South Yorkshire Quarterly Economic Survey (formerly the Doncaster Business Insight Survey) are used to influence local, regional and national governments and decision makers to help shape the support structures available to the local business community.

Your business needs, straight to 10 Downing Street

As an organisation that campaigns to make South Yorkshire the best possible environment for business, understanding our members’ experiences of the regional economy is vital.

Your feedback is an invaluable measure of different aspects of business. The results are used to influence local, regional and national governments and decision makers to help shape the support structures available to the local business community. At the national level, it’s a leading indicator – often picking up big changes in the economy long before other surveys or official statistics:

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

Q3 survey now open

Use the link below to access the survey.

Events

After the results of each Quarterly Economic Survey have been published, we explore what they mean for businesses in the region, and provide practical tips and advice on how to respond to the key challenges ahead.

Q2 results were discussed on 13 July 2021, sharing effective ways to manage cash flow. Available to watch on demand now.

Tell us what matters to your business

Whether you have a specific query about the South Yorkshire Quarterly Economic Survey or want to learn more about our policy work, we can help.

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