Businesses urged to aid economic survey

Babs Murphy from the Chamber of Commerce
Babs Murphy from the Chamber of Commerce
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The North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is urging all local businesses to get involved in the next round of its Quarterly Economic Survey.

Chamber chief executive Babs Murphy said: “It’s never been more important for the business community to make its voice heard.

“The Government needs to know how economic conditions are impacting on your business, which is why we are urging all firms to take part.

“The Chamber will be sending email invitations to over 1,000 local companies and we hope that they take the opportunity to tell us what conditions have been like for them over the past three months.”

The Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey, which has gone live today, is the largest and most representative independent business survey of its kind in the UK.

It is also one of only three national surveys regularly used by the Bank of England when setting monetary policy.

Businesses are questioned on a wide range of issues, including domestic sales and orders, export sales and orders, employment prospects, investment, recruitment difficulties, cashflow, confidence and price pressures.

The Lancashire survey compiles data from all three Chambers of Commerce in the county and is produced in association with Moore & Smalley Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors.

The results will be revealed at a business breakfast at Preston College on October 8.

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