Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-24 :
The 24th reading of the Barometer, sought panellist's views on government legislation, 'New Deal' and the 'Uniform Business Rate'.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1To what extent do you feel constrained by government legislation?
Q2Which areas of government legislation give you cause for most concern?
Q3Are you involved to any extent in 'New Deal'?
Q4To what extent is your business constrained by increases in the 'Uniform Business Rate'?
Q5Over the last 3 months, has competition from abroad eroded your market?
Q6To what extent is your business involved in exporting?
Q7Over the last three months, have you found access to bank credit…
Q8To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
Q9To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
Q10To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
Q11Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
Q12Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:

(1) To what extent do you feel constrained by government legislation?
ResponseTotal answers: 233
%
1 Highly17.6%
224.9%
334.8%
414.6%
5 Not at all8.2%

(2) Which areas of government legislation give you cause for most concern?
ResponseTotal answers: 235
%
1 Employment Legislation53.6%
2 Taxation24.3%
3 Health and Safety11.9%
4 None of these10.2%

(3) Are you involved to any extent in 'New Deal'?
ResponseTotal answers: 233
%
1 Highly1.3%
20.9%
33.9%
47.7%
5 Not at all86.3%

(4) To what extent is your business constrained by increases in the 'Uniform Business Rate'?
ResponseTotal answers: 235
%
1 Highly6%
214.5%
333.2%
422.1%
5 Not at all24.3%

(5) Over the last 3 months, has competition from abroad eroded your market?
ResponseTotal answers: 234
%
1 Highly10.3%
210.3%
314.5%
414.1%
5 Not at all50.9%

(6) To what extent is your business involved in exporting?
ResponseTotal answers: 234
%
1 More than 50%9.4%
2 25% to 50%4.7%
3 0% to 25%36.3%
4 Not at all49.6%

(7) Over the last three months, have you found access to bank credit…
ResponseTotal answers: 234
%
1 more restrictive9%
2 unchanged46.6%
3 less restrictive5.6%
4 not applicable38.9%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 233
%
1 Highly16.7%
224%
325.8%
421.9%
5 Not at all11.6%

(9) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 233
%
1 Highly14.2%
221.9%
318%
419.7%
5 Not at all26.2%

(10) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 233
%
1 Highly16.7%
215.5%
326.6%
422.7%
5 Not at all18.5%

(11) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 233
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)11.2%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)35.2%
Remained static36.5%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)11.6%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)5.6%

(12) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 231
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)9.5%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)39%
Remain static42.4%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)6.9%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)2.2%