English Business Survey

English Business Survey – April 2012: BIS

There isn’t much to report in these monthly statistical releases so I guess we will have to examine trends over 12 months or more to get any useable information. Still, at least the information is available now, even if it is so cautious that it is not very exciting.

  • More workplaces, weighted by employment, reported higher rather than lower output in April 2012 compared with January 2012
  • The balance of expectations for output in July 2012 compared with April 2012 is positive across all regions, ranging from 21% to 36%

Labour costs, employment expectations and output prices were pretty much unchanged or neutral.

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English Business Survey January 2012

Across all regions except London, more workplaces, weighted by employment, reported lower output rather than higher output in January 2012 compared with October 2011.

Looking forward, the balance of expectations for output in April 2012 compared with January 2012 is positive across all regions, with the majority of workplaces, weighted by employment, expecting higher output.

But not much else going on: labour costs – unchanged, output prices – unchanged, employment – no change and none expected

English Business Survey January 2012