Both areas’ Chambers of Commerce are calling on organisations – whether they are Chamber members or not – to complete their Quarterly Economic Surveys.
The aim is to obtain a clear view of the local economy. A Milton Keynes Chamber spokesman said: “The results from the online survey are crucial to generating an understanding among local authorities and decision-makers of the conditions that companies are trading in.”
They are fed to the British Chamber of Commerce along with the other Chambers nationwide to gain a national picture of the economy.
The national QES – the largest business survey of its kind in the UK – is used and quoted by the media, politicians and economists. It is also used by the Bank of England and can influence the Monetary Policy Committee on interest rate decisions.
The survey will remain open until December 4 and takes only a few minutes to complete. To have your say, click on www.britishchambers.org.uk/qes
For Milton Keynes, enter the Chamber ID number 83.
Businesses in Bedfordshire should use the Chamber ID number 71.
“It is important that Bedfordshire businesses are heard,” said Bedfordshire Chamber chief executive Cheryl Smart.