Quarterly Economic Survey

Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is a regular independent business survey and forms part of the largest and most representative survey of its kind in the UK.

The Quarterly Economic Survey is released once a quarter and is collated at national level by the BCC and delivers the largest and longest private sector survey, combining over 7500 responses. At a national level.

What does it do?

At a local level, it is an important source for us at the Chamber to review performance, concerns and views of our businesses across the county. We then use this data when meeting with local MPs and council leaders to develop economic strategies and policies to promote and enhance growth and enterprise.

At a national level, it is 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 use the QES as one of it’s key benchmarks when setting interest rates and HM Treasury and the OBR use the QES to put together their forecasts for the UK’s economic performance.

Quarterly Economic Review - Quarter 3 2018

Business confidence in Northamptonshire continues to hold, according to the latest Quarterly Economic Survey from Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce.

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Quarterly Economic Review - Quarter 2 2018

Northamptonshire businesses predict their turnover will increase in the coming year in the latest Quarterly Economic Survey from Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce.

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Quarterly Economic Review - Quarter 1 2018

Northamptonshire businesses predict their turnover will increase in the coming year in the latest Quarterly Economic Survey from Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce.

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Quarterly Economic Review - Quarter 4 2017

Northamptonshire businesses report improvement in over2017seas sales in the latest Quarterly Economic Survey from Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce.

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Quarterly Economic Review - Quarter 2 2017

The county’s services sector and manufacturers reveal a rise in UK orders and investment in training in the latest Quarterly Economic Survey from Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce.

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Quarterly Economic Review - Quarter 1 2017

UK sales for manufacturers continue to bounce back and county firms predict their workforces will increase further according to the latest Quarterly Economic Survey from Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce.

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Quarterly Economic Review - Quarter 4 2016

Sales for manufacturers have bounced back and county firms have increased the size of their workforces according to the latest Quarterly Economic Survey from Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce

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Quarterly Economic Review – Quarter 3 2016

Hiring and investment picks up for manufacturing firms in Northamptonshire as export activity increases according to the latest Quarterly Economic Survey from Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce.

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You can also download the full national (BCC) report here

Quarterly Economic Review - Quarter 2 2016

Strong domestic market supports Northamptonshire economy in the second quarter.

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You can also download the full national (BCC) report here

For more information on the Quarterly Economic Survey or policy matters please email policy@northants-chamber.co.uk or call 01604 490 490 and ask for Deven Attwell.


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