Survey asks businesses their view on the economic recovery following pandemic

Businesses are urged to take part in a survey that will provide vital insight into how the city’s business sector has been impacted by Covid-19 - and how they can be supported in the future.

The business sector has been provided £250m worth of grant funding and rate relief to provide immediate, up-front financial support during the national lockdown period. 

As the city moves focus to economic recovery, the survey asks businesses for their views to help the city on the road to recovery, what issues are specific to Manchester, and their view on how to get the city moving again as quickly as possible. 

The survey is live now businesses are asked to take part as soon as possible. 

Take part here

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the Ipsos MORI team

Email: UK-Manchester-BusinessSurvey@Ipsos-MORI.com

Tel: 0800 0149466
 

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “The pandemic presents a period of uncertainty and challenge for the city’s businesses and it’s important we do what we can to support the sector as we look ahead to economic recovery.

“The grant funding and rate relief already provided was a vital lifeline as the pandemic locked down the country - but what does the next six months or year look like? And what makes Manchester different from other UK cities?

“I would urge businesses to take a bit of time to fill in this survey. We are determined to understand clearly the true impact of Covid-19 and to do that, we need to know your experiences - and what will help your business to recover.”

 

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