More on the monthly survey:

Surveys complete around the middle of each month

  • Participants are asked a series of key questions with the answer being: increase/improvement
  • no change
  • or decrease/worsening

The balance between increase/improvement and decrease/worsening responses is used to provide the summary headline indicator for each question.

The sample size is over 200 companies with turnover of GBP 1 million and upwards.