Quarterly Economic Survey – Quarter 3 – 2019

The British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey is the largest independent business survey in the UK and a significant economic indicator.

Dear Colleague

Regardless of the constitutional issues, yesterday’s decision to suspend the forthcoming sitting of Parliament does little to provide Suffolk businesses with the certainty they need to plan for their future investment and employment needs.

The top priority for businesses and the economy is still to avoid a messy and disorderly exit from the EU on the 31st of October. Despite the noise, none of the events of the last few days have given businesses greater confidence that this will be achieved. Given this, it is essential for the Government and its agencies to further boost support for businesses through any possible scenario.

Which means the results from this Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) are even more important in drawing the Government’s attention to the needs of business both in the short and long terms.

Please take the short time required to fill in this QES: it could be the most important three-minute investment you’ll make this year.

Best wishes

Paul Simon
Head of Communications & Campaigns
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce


Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey is brought to you in association with RSM (https://www.rsmuk.com/) – a multi-national network of accounting firms, forming the sixth largest accountancy professional services network in the world.

The results of each QES are used by Suffolk Chamber and the British Chamber of Commerce as a vital tool to aid their campaigns.

In recent years, the response of the Suffolk business community to the QES has been really high: allowing us to have a major influence in ensuring that the Suffolk ‘voice’ is maximised as the BCC uses the insights from each QES to lobby Government.