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GC Business Survey

Please be aware that from June 2022, our GC Business Survey Reports will be published on the Growth Company’s website. You can view the updated reports here


Latest report: 6th June 2022

The full GC Situation Report contains detailed data on the economy, and results of the GC Survey and Business Confidence Index. It also provides headline data for local authorities in Greater Manchester.

Download the latest full SITUATION REPORT here.

Download the latest SURVEY REPORT here.



  • Firms are optimistic about future sales and profitability, the GC survey and other national statistics and surveys show that the Confidence Index remains above 7 and has done so for the past 8 consecutive months

  • Investment intentions remain strong despite pressure on profits / business bottom line caused by rising costs & other factors.

  • Rising costs are a key challenge for businesses, albeit slightly lower at 25% in May from last month’s high of 28%

  • The main challenges businesses are facing are growing domestic sales, business planning, finances, and recruitment.

  • The main areas of future support include business planning, workforce development, marketing, financial advice, and innovation.

Archived reports

Download 29th April Report

Download 4th April Report

Download 4th March Report

Download 28th January Report

Download 4th December Report

Download 4th November report

Download 4th October report

Download 3rd September report

Download 30th July report

Download 28th June report

Download 24th May report

Download 26th April report

Download 29th March report

Download 1st March report

Download 15th February report

Download 1st February report

Download 18th January report

Download 21st December report

Download 7th December report

Download 23rd November report

Download 9th November report 

Download 26th October report

Download 12th October report

Download 28th September report

Download 14th September report

Download 28th August report

Download 17th August report

Download 3rd August report

Download 20th July report

Download 6th July report

Download 29th June report

Download 22nd June report

Download the 15th June report

Download the 8th June report

Download the 1st June report

Download the 25th May report

Download the 18th May report

Download the 11th May report

Download the 4th May report

Download the 27th April report 

Download the 20th April report

Download the 15th April report

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The information provided is meant as a general guide only rather than advice or assurance. GC Business Growth Hub does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information and professional guidance should be sought on all aspects of business planning and responses to the coronavirus. Use of this guide and toolkit are entirely at the risk of the user. Any hyperlinks from this document are to external resources not connected to the GC Business Growth Hub and The Growth Company is not responsible for the content within any hyperlinked site.