Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-61 :
June’s survey seeks your views on the Euro Referendum, new jobs, business advice, business ‘clusters’ and labour market flexibility.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1To what extent will economic conditions in terms of the ‘5 tests’ for entering the Euro affect your vote in a referendum?
Q2How do you expect the level of Full Time Equivalent jobs in your business to change over the next six months?
Q3To what extent do you use the internet as a source of business advice?
Q4Are you part of a ‘Cluster’, e.g. trade association or similar grouping?
Q5Do you gain benefit from membership?
Q6To what extent do you consider that more effective communication and collaboration between businesses in the same industry or area could be beneficial e.g. in terms of joint contracting for large contracts or joint purchasing of supplies for lower prices?
Q7To what extent do you feel that ‘labour market flexibility’ has changed over the last 5 years?
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 will economic conditions in terms of the ‘5 tests’ for entering the Euro affect your vote in a referendum?
ResponseTotal answers: 166
%
1. highly16.9%
216.3%
324.1%
418.7%
5. not at all24.1%

(2) How do you expect the level of Full Time Equivalent jobs in your business to change over the next six months?
ResponseTotal answers: 166
%
1. increase by 10% or more4.2%
2. increase by up to 10%24.1%
3. stay the same53%
4. decrease by up to 10%10.2%
5. decrease by 10% or more4.8%
6. not applicable3.6%

(3) To what extent do you use the internet as a source of business advice?
ResponseTotal answers: 166
%
1. daily36.1%
2. weekly25.9%
3. monthly14.5%
4. once a quarter10.8%
5. once a year3.6%
6. never9%

(4) Are you part of a ‘Cluster’, e.g. trade association or similar grouping?
ResponseTotal answers: 166
%
1. yes 65.1%
2. no34.9%

(5) Do you gain benefit from membership?
ResponseTotal answers: 166
%
1. very significant benefit9.6%
2. significant benefit15.1%
3. some benefit36.7%
4. very little benefit5.4%
5. no benefit0.6%
6. not applicable32.5%

(6) To what extent do you consider that more effective communication and collaboration between businesses in the same industry or area could be beneficial e.g. in terms of joint contracting for large contracts or joint purchasing of supplies for lower prices?
ResponseTotal answers: 166
%
1. highly24.7%
228.9%
328.9%
410.2%
5. not at all7.2%

(7) To what extent do you feel that ‘labour market flexibility’ has changed over the last 5 years?
ResponseTotal answers: 166
%
1. significantly more flexible3%
2. more flexible43.4%
3. unchanged16.3%
4. less flexible21.1%
5. significantly less flexible10.2%
6. don’t know6%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 166
%
1 Highly10.2%
224.1%
326.5%
417.5%
5 Not at all21.7%

(9) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 166
%
1 Highly10.2%
221.1%
325.3%
421.7%
5 Not at all21.7%

(10) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 166
%
1 Highly18.1%
225.3%
324.7%
422.9%
5 Not at all9%

(11) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 166
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)13.9%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)28.9%
Remained static38.6%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)13.3%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)5.4%

(12) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 166
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)12%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)44.6%
Remain static35.5%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)6%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)1.8%