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Capital 500: London Quarterly Economic Survey

The Capital 500: Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is London's biggest and most representative business survey.

For over a decade LCCI has conducted a QES of London busiesses to gauge businesses performance and general confidence levels across the capital. This is part of the biggest and longest running national private business survey, conducted by regional cambers of commerce across the UK every quarter.

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About the Quarterly Economic Survey

Since 2014 LCCI has partnered with leading polling agency Savanta ComRes to poll over 500 London businesses. The data is weighted to be representative of all London businesses by company size and broad industry sector. The survey provides crucial insight into what’s happening in London's business community.

The survey results are fed into HM Treasury, the Mayor of London, the Bank of England and many other influential policymakers.

Key Findings from QES Q1 2024

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Inflation continues to weigh on London businesses

Ahead of Mayoral and London Assembly elections, inflation continues to be the number one concern for London businesses according to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), which has published the results of its latest quarterly economic survey. The Capital 500, which seeks to gauge private sector performance and confidence levels among businesses of various sizes across the capital, found that despite an improved inflationary outlook, 60% of firms were more concerned about inflation in Q1 2024 than they were in Q4 2023. 

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Quarterly Economic Survey Report Events

Each quarter we host a launch event for the Capital 500. Free to attend, the event includes, a presentation of the findings, panel discussion and Q&A session.

Tuesday 9 July 2024, 2.30pm - 4.00pm
Event

Tuesday 9 July 2024, 2.30pm - 4.00pm

Join LCCI at Haysmacintyre, 10 Queen Street Place, as we launch our latest Capital 500 report for Q2 2024. The Capital 500 is London’s leading business survey, highlighting how London’s businesses have been performing in the past three months and offering insights into companies’ outlooks for the future. We will be joined by Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser at Cebr, Ian Daniels, Partner at haysmacintyre, and James Rentoul, Director at Savanta.

Tuesday 8 October 2024, 10.00am - 11.30am
Event

Tuesday 8 October 2024, 10.00am - 11.30am

Join us at Haysmacintyre, 10 Queen Street Place, as we launch our latest Capital 500 report for Q3 2024. We will be joined by Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser at Cebr, Ian Daniels, Partner at haysmacintyre, and James Rentoul, Director at Savanta. The audience will be able to hear their views on both the latest findings and the wider UK economy, before a panel discussion and Q&A.

The QES is sponsored by Haysmacintyre

  • About Haysmacintyre

    Haysmacintyre is an award winning firm of chartered accountants and tax advisors, providing specialist advice to entrepreneurs, fast-growing and owner-managed businesses, and not for profit organisations across the UK and internationally.

Featured Quarterly Economic Survey Reports
Capital 500: London Quarterly Economic Survey, Q1 2024
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Capital 500: London Quarterly Economic Survey, Q1 2024

Savanta surveyed a total of 504 London business leaders between 6 February to 11 March 2024. All data were weighted to be representative of all London businesses by company size and broad industry sector.

Capital 500: London Quarterly Economic Survey, Q4 2023
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Capital 500: London Quarterly Economic Survey, Q4 2023

The latest Capital 500 survey shows that London businesses demonstrated once again their entrepreneurialism and creativity with a boost in business confidence. This shows how the capital’s business community are at the forefront of driving the national economy forward. 

Capital 500: London Quarterly Economic Survey, Q3 2023
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Capital 500: London Quarterly Economic Survey, Q3 2023

The latest Capital 500 survey shows that, whilst there has been a slight easing, cost pressures remain high for businesses. The Bank of England’s decision to maintain rates at current levels following their September meeting will also be somewhat reassuring to companies.

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