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Thursday, July 11th, 2002
The June survey sought views on inflation, intellectual property, changing banks
and sales to businesses and to end customers. The 5 core questions, now asked
on a quarterly basis, were also included in June, to allow an update of trends
data. Results are summarised here. For the latest results please visit results.
Listed below are extracts from feedback received in Survey
BB49 June 2002.
Comments are listed under sector headings.
Views expressed are those of individual panellists and may not represent those
of the University.
Production & Manufacturing
The "inflation" that employees expect to see in their wage packet continues to
exceed the national rate of inflation.
It is becoming apparent from our order book and comments from our customers that
manufacturing is in recession in the UK. The service industries will follow
suit shortly. Don't listen to the pie in the sky, batten down the hatches
We have struggled through BSE and FOOT & MOUTH but it looks as if the
authoritarians of our state have won and we will go out of business due to the
proposed banning of sheep casings by the FSA.
Business is recovering after effects of foot and mouth
Not sure about the true inflation areas, especially with regard to house and
land purchasing. I believe at this rate we will be going to expect a shudder or
even some economic pain around September. Time will tell?
Manufacturing is on a major decline, many products being sent to India and
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