Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-60 :
The May survey seeks your views on the Euro, commercial property prices, time off for leisure, hard to fill vacancies, new jobs, visits to UKBB and UK Business Adviser Barometer websites and regional sales.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1From a business point of view, are you in favour of the UK adopting the Euro?
Q2How, if at all, has the recent strength of the Euro against the Pound influenced your attitude towards joining?
Q3Is it your impression that commercial property prices are:
Q4Given the potential cost in terms of lost business, to what extent are you resistant to taking time off for leisure pursuits/holidays etc.?
Q5Does your business have hard to fill vacancies currently?
Q6Over the last three months, approximately what percentage of net new jobs has your business created?
Q7How often do you refer to the UKBAB website?
Q8How often do you refer to the UK Business Barometer website?
Q9What proportion of your sales rely upon the local economy (0-15 miles radius)?
Q10What proportion of your sales rely upon the regional economy (16-50 miles radius)?
Q11What proportion of your sales rely upon the national economy (more than 50 miles radius)?
Q12What proportion of your sales rely upon the international economy?

(1) From a business point of view, are you in favour of the UK adopting the Euro?
ResponseTotal answers: 182
%
1. yes50.5%
2. no39%
3. don't know10.4%

(2) How, if at all, has the recent strength of the Euro against the Pound influenced your attitude towards joining?
ResponseTotal answers: 182
%
1. much more positive8.2%
2. more positive19.8%
3. neutral59.3%
4. less positive9.3%
5. much less positive3.3%

(3) Is it your impression that commercial property prices are:
ResponseTotal answers: 182
%
1. increasing29.7%
2. levelling off64.8%
3. decreasing5.5%

(4) Given the potential cost in terms of lost business, to what extent are you resistant to taking time off for leisure pursuits/holidays etc.?
ResponseTotal answers: 182
%
1. highly14.3%
2.32.4%
3.23.6%
4.12.1%
5. not at all17.6%

(5) Does your business have hard to fill vacancies currently?
ResponseTotal answers: 182
%
1. yes24.7%
2. no70.3%
3. don't know4.9%

(6) Over the last three months, approximately what percentage of net new jobs has your business created?
ResponseTotal answers: 182
%
1. none56.6%
2. 1-10%32.4%
3. 11-25%6%
4. 26-50%2.2%
5. 51-70%2.2%
6. 71-100% 0.0%
7. don't know0.5%

(7) How often do you refer to the UKBAB website?
ResponseTotal answers: 182
%
1. daily 0.0%
2. weekly2.2%
3. monthly15.9%
4. once a quarter13.2%
5. once a year5.5%
6. never63.2%

(8) How often do you refer to the UK Business Barometer website?
ResponseTotal answers: 182
%
1. daily 0.0%
2. weekly0.5%
3. monthly36.3%
4. once a quarter20.9%
5. once a year6.6%
6. never35.7%

(9) What proportion of your sales rely upon the local economy (0-15 miles radius)?
ResponseTotal answers: 182
%
1. not applicable14.8%
2. 0-10%37.4%
3. 11-25%14.8%
4. 26-50%12.1%
5. 51%-70%11%
6. 71%-100%9.9%
7. don't know 0.0%

(10) What proportion of your sales rely upon the regional economy (16-50 miles radius)?
ResponseTotal answers: 182
%
1. not applicable11%
2. 0-10%26.9%
3. 11-25%31.9%
4. 26-50%14.3%
5. 51-70%6.6%
6. 71-100%8.8%
7. don't know0.5%

(11) What proportion of your sales rely upon the national economy (more than 50 miles radius)?
ResponseTotal answers: 182
%
1. not applicable9.9%
2. 0-10%23.1%
3. 11-25%13.2%
4. 26-50%10.4%
5. 51-70%19.2%
6. 71-100%23.6%
7. don't know0.5%

(12) What proportion of your sales rely upon the international economy?
ResponseTotal answers: 182
%
1. not applicable40.1%
2. 0-10%25.8%
3. 11-25%15.4%
4. 26-50%7.1%
5. 51-70%4.9%
6. 71-100%4.9%
7. don't know1.6%