Tracking business conditions in real-time is essential to allowing Businesses, Governments and Organisations to position themselves to respond to the challenges and opportunities ahead.

The English Business Survey, is the first publicly available official survey, that delivers insight into current and future prospects of the local and national economy; allowing Government, businesses and other organisations to monitor and respond to changes in their sector or area. Set up in 2011 by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, the survey tells us what managers think about the current and future prospects for output, employment and investment at their establishment.

Dr. Michelle Harrison, CEO of Kantar Public (Chair)
Jonathan Portes, Director of NIESR

Join us at our upcoming lunchtime seminar, where we will answer:

  • What have we learned so far from the ‘real time’ tracking of the English economy at the National, sub-national and sectoral level?
  • How close are our immediate forecasts to the less timely ONS data?
  • How useful will it prove to those who need timely insight on what is happening to England PLC?

Morning programme:
11.30am – Arrive, refreshments served
11:45am – Short presentation followed by a roundtable discussion
1:00pm – A buffet lunch will be provided

Date: Tuesday 23rd July from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, 1 Victoria St, London, SW1H 0ET
RSVP: Limited spaces available, please RSVP to