Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-35 :
Survey 35 continues to monitor the impact of the Foot and Mouth outbreak and also seeks your views on the slowdown in the US economy, hours of work, and use of external accountancy services.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1To what extent has your business been affected, over the last month, by the foot-and-mouth outbreak?
Q2Is the crisis requiring you to delay critical business decisions?
Q3To what extent has your business been affected by the slowdown in the US economy?
Q4How many hours do you work per week?
Q5The number of hours I need to work is largely determined by factors beyond my control.
Q6To what extent do you use external accountancy services for financial advice?
Q7To what extent do you use external accountancy services for general business advice and guidance?
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, over the last month, by the foot-and-mouth outbreak?
ResponseTotal answers: 171
%
1. Highly8.8%
28.2%
39.9%
419.9%
5. Not at all53.2%

(2) Is the crisis requiring you to delay critical business decisions?
ResponseTotal answers: 171
%
Yes14.6%
No85.4%

(3) To what extent has your business been affected by the slowdown in the US economy?
ResponseTotal answers: 171
%
1. Highly3.5%
29.4%
318.1%
426.9%
5. Not at all42.1%

(4) How many hours do you work per week?
ResponseTotal answers: 171
%
30/40 10.5%
40/5040.4%
50/6032.7%
Over 60 hours per week16.4%

(5) The number of hours I need to work is largely determined by factors beyond my control.
ResponseTotal answers: 171
%
1. Strongly agree17.5%
225.1%
335.7%
418.1%
5. Strongly disagree3.5%

(6) To what extent do you use external accountancy services for financial advice?
ResponseTotal answers: 171
%
1. Frequently17.5%
220.5%
324.6%
429.2%
5. Never8.2%

(7) To what extent do you use external accountancy services for general business advice and guidance?
ResponseTotal answers: 171
%
1. Frequently8.8%
219.9%
321.1%
432.7%
5. Never17.5%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 171
%
1 Highly7.6%
225.7%
326.3%
426.9%
5 Not at all13.5%

(9) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 171
%
1 Highly15.8%
225.1%
321.6%
420.5%
5 Not at all17%

(10) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 171
%
1 Highly20.5%
219.3%
326.3%
422.8%
5 Not at all11.1%

(11) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 171
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)9.9%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)35.1%
Remained static30.4%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)15.2%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)9.4%

(12) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 171
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)7.6%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)35.7%
Remain static38%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)13.5%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)5.3%