We want to hear your business views!

Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Bucks LEP) and Buckinghamshire Business First are seeking the views of local businesses for the latest Buckinghamshire Business Barometer survey, which seeks views in particular on rising costs being experienced by businesses.

Along with general questions regarding trading conditions and business confidence, this quarter’s survey seeks to understand how business costs have changed over recent months and what the impact of these has been. There is increasing concern that inflationary pressures will have a major impact on businesses across the UK this winter. With this pressure set to impact businesses of all sizes and types, Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Buckinghamshire Business First are keen to hear how this is affecting local businesses.

The Business Barometer is also asking questions concerning whether businesses will increase the prices of their goods and services, along with whether they are experiencing rising costs associated with debt repayments.

In addition, to coincide with the arrival of a new Prime Minister, the survey will gather views from businesses on what political interventions they would most want to see introduced to help mitigate inflationary pressures currently being faced.

James Moorhouse, Economic & Labour Market Analyst at Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “To help us fully understand the scale of the current financial challenges and how long they might last, we’d like as many local firms as possible to spend five minutes completing this quarter’s Business Barometer survey. We use the results to inform local business support activity and share them with central Government to ensure the voice of Buckinghamshire firms is being heard nationally.”

Businesses have until the 9 September to complete the survey, which can be found at: https://ecv.microsoft.com/ztYdyymZqL.

Last quarter’s Buckinghamshire Business Barometer report can be downloaded at: