Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-31 :
The 31st reading of the Barometer, sought views on the use of Internet links in practice, on how to encourage greater participation in Barometer surveys and on investment plans for the future.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1Are you familiar with links to the Internet from email?
Q2Are you prepared to have a go at a new web based approach to our survey in the new year?
Q3In your opinion, would wider publicity of results encourage more firms to participate in the Barometer?
Q4In your opinion, would easier access to more detailed results encourage more firms to participate in the Barometer?
Q5In your opinion, would an emphasis upon the speed and simplicity of this internet based survey encourage more firms to participate in the Barometer?
Q6Compared with 2000, do you expect your investment in plant and equipment in 2001 to be:
Q7Compared with 2000, do you expect your investment in the training of your workforce in 2001 to be:
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) Are you familiar with links to the Internet from email?
ResponseTotal answers: 185
%
1 Yes82.2%
2 No17.8%

(2) Are you prepared to have a go at a new web based approach to our survey in the new year?
ResponseTotal answers: 184
%
1 Yes82.1%
2 No17.9%

(3) In your opinion, would wider publicity of results encourage more firms to participate in the Barometer?
ResponseTotal answers: 186
%
1 Highly12.9%
229.6%
342.5%
413.4%
5 Not at all1.6%

(4) In your opinion, would easier access to more detailed results encourage more firms to participate in the Barometer?
ResponseTotal answers: 185
%
1 Highly13%
233%
340%
414.1%
5 Not at all 0.0%

(5) In your opinion, would an emphasis upon the speed and simplicity of this internet based survey encourage more firms to participate in the Barometer?
ResponseTotal answers: 185
%
1 Highly18.9%
235.1%
332.4%
411.4%
5 Not at all2.2%

(6) Compared with 2000, do you expect your investment in plant and equipment in 2001 to be:
ResponseTotal answers: 185
%
1 higher36.2%
2 the same39.5%
3 lower24.3%

(7) Compared with 2000, do you expect your investment in the training of your workforce in 2001 to be:
ResponseTotal answers: 186
%
1 higher38.7%
2 The same51.1%
3 lower10.2%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 184
%
1 Highly9.8%
228.3%
323.9%
423.9%
5 Not at all14.1%

(9) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 186
%
1 Highly15.1%
218.8%
324.2%
417.2%
5 Not at all24.7%

(10) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 186
%
1 Highly22.6%
217.2%
331.7%
418.3%
5 Not at all10.2%

(11) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 185
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)8.6%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)32.4%
Remained static38.9%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)13.5%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)6.5%

(12) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 185
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)8.1%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)38.9%
Remain static39.5%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)9.2%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)4.3%