Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-29 :
In line with several recent surveys, Barometer reading 29 looked back at the present government's time in office, and sought the panel's views on certain aspects of its performance.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1Please rate the government's performance on: Controlling Inflation
Q2Please rate the government's performance on: Economic Growth
Q3Please rate the government's performance on: Supporting e-commerce
Q4Please rate the government's performance on: Reducing the burden of regulation
Q5Over the next 12 months, do you think the economic condition of the country will improve, stay the same, or deteriorate?
Q6Do you think that the introduction of the Minimum Wage has been good or bad for Britain?
Q7Do you think that the introduction of the New Deal has been good or bad for Britain?
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) Please rate the government's performance on: Controlling Inflation
ResponseTotal answers: 271
%
1 very good19.2%
237.3%
335.8%
47%
5 very bad0.7%

(2) Please rate the government's performance on: Economic Growth
ResponseTotal answers: 270
%
1 very good3.3%
220.4%
345.9%
423.3%
5 very bad7%

(3) Please rate the government's performance on: Supporting e-commerce
ResponseTotal answers: 270
%
1 very good2.2%
218.1%
351.9%
423%
5 very bad4.8%

(4) Please rate the government's performance on: Reducing the burden of regulation
ResponseTotal answers: 270
%
1 very good0.7%
21.9%
312.2%
431.5%
5 very bad53.7%

(5) Over the next 12 months, do you think the economic condition of the country will improve, stay the same, or deteriorate?
ResponseTotal answers: 272
%
1 improve dramatically0.4%
2 improve9.6%
3 stay the same42.6%
4 deteriorate43.8%
5 deteriorate dramatically3.7%

(6) Do you think that the introduction of the Minimum Wage has been good or bad for Britain?
ResponseTotal answers: 270
%
1 very good10.7%
225.6%
344.4%
415.2%
5 very bad4.1%

(7) Do you think that the introduction of the New Deal has been good or bad for Britain?
ResponseTotal answers: 261
%
1 very good1.9%
25%
369%
419.5%
5 very bad4.6%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 271
%
1 Highly12.5%
229.9%
324.7%
419.2%
5 Not at all13.7%

(9) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 272
%
1 Highly16.9%
220.2%
321%
418.4%
5 Not at all23.5%

(10) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 272
%
1 Highly18.8%
221%
330.9%
417.6%
5 Not at all11.8%

(11) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 268
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)10.1%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)28.4%
Remained static37.3%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)17.5%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)6.7%

(12) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 270
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)9.3%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)31.9%
Remain static41.9%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)12.6%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)4.4%