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Latest report: 3rd September

The findings in this report are based on 122 firms responding to the GC Business Survey between 29th July – 3rd September

Summary of key findings  

  • The main impacts facing businesses are decreased sales (31% vs 38% previous month), business travel
    to clients (32% vs 37%) and cashflow issues (25% vs 25%).
  • 66% of firms report that they have cash reserves to last over 6 months,stable from 67% previously.
  • The main challenges are currently seen as: getting access to new domestic sales opportunities (64% vs
    66%), developing new products & services (41% vs 40%), developing your business model & approach
    (38% vs 37%), managing the overall finances (40% vs 38%), and workforce and skills (31% vs 32%).
  • 68% of firms (up from 66%) expect profits to increase, while 2% (down from 3%) expect profits to
    decrease. The manufacturing and construction sectors were most likely to report an increase in
    profit.
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For more information on this survey please contact

Sabirah.Chowdhury@growthco.uk 


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