Quarterly Economic Survey

Quarterly Economic Survey

Our flagship Quarterly Economic Survey is the largest and most representative independent business survey of its kind in the UK. Run by the British Chambers of Commerce and the accredited Chamber Network, the QES is a clear example of how being part of the Essex Chambers of Commerce means you are part of something bigger. It is closely watched by policymakers such as the Treasury, the Bank of England, and the Office of Budget Responsibility. It also attracts a significant amount of media attention.


QES 2024 Results

Q1: National Results

Q2 2024
• Fieldwork starts: 13 May
• Fieldwork ends: 10 June
• Publication: w/c 1 July (TBC)

Q3 2024
• Fieldwork starts: 19 August
• Fieldwork ends: 16 September
• Publication: w/c 7 October (TBC)

Q4 2024
• Fieldwork starts: 11 November
• Fieldwork ends: 9 December
• Publication: w/c 6 January 2025 (TBC)

What makes the Quarterly Economic Survey unique?


  • Sample size
    The survey is aggregated from businesses sourced by the Chamber of Commerce network from across the UK. Completed by over 6,000 businesses each quarter, it is one of the UK’s largest and most representative private business surveys.


  • Multi-sector
    Covers both the manufacturing sector (25% of respondents) and services sector (75%). A high proportion of respondents from both sectors is made up of exporters.


  • Company size
    The survey covers businesses of all sizes, with most respondents falling into the SME category of under 250 employees.


  • Timelines
    Each quarter, the QES is made available before official statistics (such as GDP growth), and so provides an up-to-the-minute picture of business sentiment. We will email you the Surveys on a quarterly basis. Contact us to subscribe to the Survey mailing list.

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