Our Small Business Index (SBI) is a quarterly analysis of confidence among small businesses. It provides an overview of the UK economy from the perspective of our members. The Treasury, Bank of England, economists and journalists use it as a point of reference for the economic issues affecting small businesses. Data is collected from our Big Voice research community. The Centre for Economic and Business Research produces the report in association with us.
The SBI gives us evidence for our lobbying activity by providing regular, detailed information on business confidence, revenues, employment and capacity, at a national and regional level. It also gives small business owners the opportunity to discuss their own experiences. This evidence is shared directly with Government Ministers and politicians here in the UK and in Europe.
We work to promote and protect the interests of small businesses in the UK. In 2014 we were named the most effective lobbying group in the UK by YouGov. To continue our work we rely on our members to tell us about the issues affecting their small businesses, so we can raise those concerns with politicians at all levels. Sign up to Big Voice here.
The SBI consistently sets the political and news agendas, covering issues such as growth, productivity, employment and the cost of doing business
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