Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-34 :
Survey 34 seeks your views on the impact of Foot-and-Mouth, 'Red Tape' and banking, together with the usual Trend questions.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1To what extent has your business been affected by the Foot-and-Mouth outbreak?
Q2Is the crisis requiring you to delay critical business decisions?
Q3Do you feel that the recent budget changes reflect a growing sensitivity to the problems of 'Red Tape' experienced by business?
Q4I would prefer frequent small adjustments to regulation rather than larger step changes at longer intervals.
Q5In the past year, have you actively considered changing your main bank?
Q6To what extent do you feel there are significant barriers to changing bank?
Q7Have you changed bank in the last twelve months?
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 has your business been affected by the Foot-and-Mouth outbreak?
ResponseTotal answers: 107
%
1. Highly10.3%
2.7.5%
3.11.2%
4.20.6%
5. Not at all50.5%

(2) Is the crisis requiring you to delay critical business decisions?
ResponseTotal answers: 107
%
1. Yes16.8%
2. No83.2%

(3) Do you feel that the recent budget changes reflect a growing sensitivity to the problems of 'Red Tape' experienced by business?
ResponseTotal answers: 107
%
1. Agree3.7%
2.7.5%
3.24.3%
4.31.8%
5. Disagree32.7%

(4) I would prefer frequent small adjustments to regulation rather than larger step changes at longer intervals.
ResponseTotal answers: 107
%
1. Agree22.4%
2.20.6%
3.24.3%
4.10.3%
5. Disagree22.4%

(5) In the past year, have you actively considered changing your main bank?
ResponseTotal answers: 107
%
1. Yes39.3%
2. No60.7%

(6) To what extent do you feel there are significant barriers to changing bank?
ResponseTotal answers: 107
%
1. Highly21.5%
2.30.8%
3.20.6%
4.17.8%
5. Not at all9.3%

(7) Have you changed bank in the last twelve months?
ResponseTotal answers: 107
%
1. Yes6.5%
2. No93.5%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 107
%
1 Highly8.4%
219.6%
329.9%
426.2%
5 Not at all15.9%

(9) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 107
%
1 Highly20.6%
225.2%
317.8%
420.6%
5 Not at all15.9%

(10) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 107
%
1 Highly16.8%
219.6%
329.9%
420.6%
5 Not at all13.1%

(11) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 107
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)10.3%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)26.2%
Remained static44.9%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)12.1%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)6.5%

(12) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 107
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)13.1%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)30.8%
Remain static43%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)10.3%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)2.8%