Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-46 :
Senior government representatives are particularly intrigued by changing attitudes to investment and the Barometer gives us the opportunity to monitor this live. Your views on networking, postal deliveries and the issue of home working are also sought.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1Over the last 3 months, have your investment plans :?
Q2Over the next 3 months, do you expect your investment plans :?
Q3To what extent do you agree that Personal Networking is growing in importance as a means of gaining up to date information?
Q4To what extent would a move from two to one postal deliveries per day affect your business?
Q5Is your business efficiency sensitive to the timing of postal deliveries?
Q6Given the pressure on today's transport systems, to what extent would you prefer more home working by your staff?
Q7To what extent is it practical for your employees to work from their homes (either part or full time)?
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) Over the last 3 months, have your investment plans :?
ResponseTotal answers: 140
%
1. been revised up significantly 5.7%
2. been revised up somewhat 18.6%
3. remained static 53.6%
4. been cut back somewhat15.7%
5. been cut back significantly 6.4%

(2) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your investment plans :?
ResponseTotal answers: 140
%
1. to be revised up significantly 2.1%
2. to be revised up somewhat 24.3%
3. to remain static 59.3%
4. to be cut back somewhat10%
5. to be cut back significantly 4.3%

(3) To what extent do you agree that Personal Networking is growing in importance as a means of gaining up to date information?
ResponseTotal answers: 140
%
1. Strongly agree20%
2. agree37.9%
3. neither agree nor disagree35%
4. disagree5.7%
5. strongly disagree1.4%

(4) To what extent would a move from two to one postal deliveries per day affect your business?
ResponseTotal answers: 140
%
1. Highly6.4%
2.5.7%
3.15.7%
4.28.6%
5. Not at all43.6%

(5) Is your business efficiency sensitive to the timing of postal deliveries?
ResponseTotal answers: 140
%
1. Highly18.6%
2.20%
3.16.4%
4.20.7%
5. Not at all24.3%

(6) Given the pressure on today's transport systems, to what extent would you prefer more home working by your staff?
ResponseTotal answers: 140
%
1. Highly3.6%
2.13.6%
3.20%
4.18.6%
5. Not at all44.3%

(7) To what extent is it practical for your employees to work from their homes (either part or full time)?
ResponseTotal answers: 140
%
1. Highly7.1%
2.18.6%
3.10%
4.20.7%
5. Not at all43.6%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 140
%
1 Highly9.3%
224.3%
328.6%
420%
5 Not at all17.9%

(9) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 140
%
1 Highly15.7%
224.3%
318.6%
425.7%
5 Not at all15.7%

(10) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 140
%
1 Highly21.4%
221.4%
323.6%
422.1%
5 Not at all11.4%

(11) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 140
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)9.3%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)34.3%
Remained static30%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)20.7%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)5.7%

(12) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 140
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)10.7%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)44.3%
Remain static34.3%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)8.6%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)2.1%