Your local councils are acutely aware that this new year is an extremely challenging time for local businesses and it’s very important that we continue to focus our efforts on current and emerging issues as accurately and effectively as possible. Thank you very much for your help; this survey should take you no longer than 15 minutes to complete. Please feel free to complete the survey more than once, at different times or if your situation or views change. Survey response data are not business-specific and will directly inform both our conversations and our economic response and recovery work with partners from Government, New Anglia LEP, other local authorities and local business groups.

1. Please provide some basic information about your business: *

 

2. Please select the closest match to the main commercial activity of your business from the options in the drop-down menu, below: *

 

3. Do you consider your business to be in one of the following, wider, industries/sectors? *

 

4. Have you accessed any of the financial support made available to businesses by the Government, local authorities and/or banks? *

YesNo
Retail Discount Business Rates Holiday
Banks’ Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme)
Self-employment Income Support Scheme
Other local authority grants/reliefs
Other New Anglia LEP grants or support
 

5. Have you encountered any challenges in accessing the support listed in Question 4 and/or support from banks, lenders, insurers etc.? 

 

6. What are your immediate business concerns? Please rank the following from 1 to 5, where 1 is your most pressing concern:

[ please note that you can only - and must - tick one box in each of the columns. For each row, please indicate whether this is your top priority, 1, through to 5 for your least-pressing priority ] *

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Costs and cashflow
Revenue and reduced demand for your goods or services
Disruption to the supply of materials, goods and services to your business
Disruption to the distribution of your goods or services to the marketplace
Employee absenteeism and availability
 

7. What resources and support do you need at this time (e.g. financial, skills/workforce, advice and guidance, virtual business support such as grants clinics or HR advice)?

 

8. What resources and support do you anticipate needing in the near future (e.g. financial, skills/workforce, advice and guidance, virtual business support such as grants clinics or HR advice)?

 

9. What could your local District or Borough Council do to help your business whilst current restrictions are in place and when those are lifted (e.g. local grants, recruitment, advice and guidance, virtual business support such as grants clinics or HR advice)?

 

10. Are your key staff able to work from home? ... *

 

... and have you been able to migrate any of your business/services online (e.g. using e-commerce, click-&-collect)? *

 

11. If the Coronavirus restrictions were to end today, how long do you think that it would take you to return to business-as-usual? *

 

12. How many full-time equivalent employees and apprentices did your business have within this District or Borough immediately before the Coronavirus pandemic, last spring? *

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13. How many of the employees and apprentices stated in Answer 12 have had at least some unpaid leave or reduced working hours (best estimate)? *

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14. How many of the employees and apprentices stated in Answer 12 are currently furloughed (best estimate)? *

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15. How many of the employees and apprentices stated in Answer 12 have been laid off (best estimate)? *

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16. How many full-time equivalent employees and apprentices does your business currently have within this District or Borough? *

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17. How many of the employees and apprentices stated in Answer 16 do you think are at risk due to the Coronavirus situation in the next month (best estimate)? *

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18. How many of the employees and apprentices stated in Answer 16 do you think are at risk due to the Coronavirus situation in the next 6 months (best estimate)? *

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19. How many new jobs have you created (or expect to create) at least temporarily, due to the Coronavirus pandemic (best estimate)? *

 

20. How has the Coronavirus pandemic affected your sales/revenues so far this year? *

-100%-75%-50%-25%Same+25%+50%+75%+100%+
(as approximate % of 2019/20)
 

21. How do you think the Coronavirus pandemic will affect your sales/revenue in the next month? *

-100%-75%-50%-25%Same+25%+50%+75%+100%+
(as approximate % of 2019/20)
 

22. How do you think the Coronavirus pandemic will affect your sales/revenue in the next 3 months? *

-100%-75%-50%-25%Same+25%+50%+75%+100%+
(as approximate % of 2019/20)
 

23. What are the current effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the supply of raw materials, products and/or services for your business? *

SevereModerateNegligibleNone
(scale of impact)
 

24. What do you predict the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic will be on the supply of raw materials, products and/or services for your business in the next two months? *

SevereModerateNegligibleNone
(scale of impact)
 

25. What are the current effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the supply of employees or contracted labour to your business? *

SevereModerateNegligibleNone
(scale of impact)
 

26. What are the current effects of the UK's exit from the EU on your business, in terms of aspects like staffing and workforce, import and export procedures, trading with the EU and regulations? *

SevereModerateNegligibleNone
(scale of impact)
 
Privacy Notice
1. Who we are: Great Yarmouth Borough Council is carrying out this survey on behalf of Broadland District Council (BDC), Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC), the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk (KLWN), North Norfolk District Council (NNDC), Norwich City Council (NCC), and South Norfolk Council (SNC). GYBC is Data Controller in respect of the responses it receives on behalf of all four Councils and remains the sole Controller in respect of data regarding businesses in the GYBC area. Data relating to businesses located within the districts of BDC, KLWN, NNDC, NCC and SNC is transferred securely to those individual Councils, who then become the joint Data Controller of the data, alongside GYBC.
2. How we use your information: The Council that covers the area that your business is located in will use your personal information for the purposes of supporting your business during the Coronavirus pandemic. In addition, GYBC uses this data to determine which Council covers the area your business is located in, in order to transfer your completed survey to your Council. The data is lawfully processed with your consent (as defined under Article 6(1)(a) of UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR) and in line with the General Data Protection Regulations (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
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