COVID 19: Business Impact Survey - Results

Between 21 July-4 August, Business West conducted its second major survey measuring the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in South West England.

The largest recent survey of its kind, 519 businesses across a wide variety of sizes and sectors responded, to highlight the overwhelmingly negative impact of COVID-19.

Key headlines include:

  • Less than 1 in 10 businesses see a positive side to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Job losses likely to accelerate until November
  • Most businesses anticipate a return to pre-pandemic levels of activity next summer
  • Working from home becoming more common, demand for office space changing and carbon emissions reducing


You can download the full report below 


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