Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-49 :
The June survey seeks your views on inflation, intellectual property, changing your bank and sales to businesses and to end customers. The 5 core questions, now asked on a quarterly basis, are also included this month to allow an update of trends data.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1It has been said that inflation (in the UK economy) is now under control. Do you agree that inflation is no longer a major issue for your business?
Q2Do you agree that there is still a greater need for more widely dispersed and user-friendly information on the protection of Intellectual Property, as reflected in the recent launch by Lord Sainsbury of Innovation Logbooks?
Q3In the past year have you actively considered changing your main bank?
Q4To what extent do you feel there are significant barriers to changing bank?
Q5What proportion of your sales are to other businesses (rather than to end customers, for individual or private use)?
Q6Over the last three months, have your sales to other businesses:
Q7Over the last three months, have your sales to end customers, for individual or private use:
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) It has been said that inflation (in the UK economy) is now under control. Do you agree that inflation is no longer a major issue for your business?
ResponseTotal answers: 123
%
1. strongly agree15.4%
2. agree44.7%
3. neither agree nor disagree20.3%
4. disagree15.4%
5. strongly disagree4.1%

(2) Do you agree that there is still a greater need for more widely dispersed and user-friendly information on the protection of Intellectual Property, as reflected in the recent launch by Lord Sainsbury of Innovation Logbooks?
ResponseTotal answers: 123
%
1. strongly agree15.4%
2. agree41.5%
3. neither agree nor disagree40.7%
4. disagree2.4%
5. strongly disagree 0.0%

(3) In the past year have you actively considered changing your main bank?
ResponseTotal answers: 123
%
1. yes31.7%
2. no68.3%

(4) To what extent do you feel there are significant barriers to changing bank?
ResponseTotal answers: 123
%
1. highly13.8%
241.5%
323.6%
415.4%
5. not at all5.7%

(5) What proportion of your sales are to other businesses (rather than to end customers, for individual or private use)?
ResponseTotal answers: 123
%
1. 100%52%
2. 50% - 99%27.6%
3. 1% - 49%13.8%
4. 0%5.7%
5. don't know0.8%

(6) Over the last three months, have your sales to other businesses:
ResponseTotal answers: 123
%
1. Expanded significantly (more than 10%)15.4%
2. Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)22%
3. Remained static35.8%
4. Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)12.2%
5. Declined significantly (more than 10%)8.9%
6. Not applicable5.7%

(7) Over the last three months, have your sales to end customers, for individual or private use:
ResponseTotal answers: 123
%
1. Expanded significantly (more than 10%)3.3%
2. Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)11.4%
3. Remained static22.8%
4. Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)3.3%
5. Declined significantly (more than 10%)4.1%
6. Not applicable 55.3%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 123
%
1 Highly12.2%
222%
327.6%
420.3%
5 Not at all17.9%

(9) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 123
%
1 Highly15.4%
221.1%
322%
422%
5 Not at all19.5%

(10) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 123
%
1 Highly25.2%
220.3%
328.5%
417.9%
5 Not at all8.1%

(11) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 123
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)15.4%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)25.2%
Remained static34.1%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)14.6%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)10.6%

(12) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 123
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)14.6%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)35%
Remain static39%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)10.6%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)0.8%