Quarterly Economic Survey

As part of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, it is vitally important to have your voice heard. Each quarter, we survey our members to gain invaluable insight into the views of the Thames Valley business community, with results feeding directly into the British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey (QES).

Britain’s biggest and longest-running private business survey, it has provided data since 1989, and regularly receives more than 7,000 business responses. A leading indicator, the survey often picks up big changes in the economy long before other surveys or official statistics. It is the first economic indicator of the quarter, published in advance of official figures and other private surveys, and consistently mirrors trends in official data. For this reason the survey is closely watched by policymakers such as the Treasury, the Bank of England, the Office of Budget Responsibility, the EU Commission and the IMF.

Businesses are questioned on a wide range of issues, including: sales and orders, investment, cash flow, confidence and recruitment challenges. Three questions are dedicated specifically to the Thames Valley, enabling a regional perspective on significant issues.

  Complete the QES here  

2021 survey dates: 

Q1 2021

Q3 2021

Survey dates: 15 Feb to 8 March

Publication date: 1 April 2021

Survey dates: 23 Aug to 13 Sept

Publication date: 6 Oct 2021

Join us on 13th Oct for a national and regional briefing

Q2 2021

Q4 2021

Survey dates: 18th May to 8th June

Results published – 8th July

Read the Thames Valley Report here

Missed the briefing?  Watch it online 


Survey dates: 1 Nov to 21 Nov

Publication date: 4 Jan 2022

2020 surveys:

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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