Every two months, we survey business leaders across the country to understand their expectations and priorities for the future.
Some questions are repeated, so we can track sentiment changes. Others are focused on a specific topic that changes each time.
On this page you'll find a summary of our recurring questions with links to deeper dives on subject specific data.
“Despite the turbulence and uncertainty that many businesses have had to navigate for almost 16 months, we’re seeing solid levels of optimism, demonstrating the resilience and adaptability of mid-market leaders who are becoming accustomed to operating in difficult, ever-changing circumstances.
“As we move into 2022 and beyond, whilst we expect optimism levels to hold strong, we also expect to see some softening as things hopefully settle down. Ending of restrictions also met with the ending of financial support – for some this will be an issue. We may also see some of the constraints that businesses are clearly still facing, such as the end of the Brexit grace period, skills shortages and tax rises on the horizon, start to dampen optimism slightly.”