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Business Insights

The following resources present data on business economic trends, drawing upon intelligence from business representative organisations, district partners, national data releases, as well as our own research including economic modelling data.

The evidence is intended to deepen our understanding of the challenges faced by businesses across the county, to inform both our response and recovery work.


Somerset Business Survey 2022

This slide deck contains responses to our annual Somerset Business Survey. The results cover themes such as current business challenges and opportunities, redundancies and recruitment, and Net Zero support.



Somerset Business Recovery Survey 2020 – Understanding the impacts of COVID-19

This slide deck contains responses to our Business Recovery Survey, with questions pertaining to COVID-19 impacts, as well as sentiments on recovery and future business practices more broadly. Each slide contains a graphic representation of the findings for a question, along with some brief analysis.


Somerset Business Recovery Survey 2021: Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 – Full Results

This slide deck contains results to our Business Recovery Survey conducted throughout April and May 2021. The results cover themes such as the economic impacts of COVID-19 and reliance on Government support, redundancies & recruitment, ways of working and business support needs.


Coronavirus Economic Impact Scenarios for Somerset

The document summarises key findings from economic modelling work conducted by Oxford Economics on behalf of South West Councils. To read the full report, please see this link.