In Wave 81, the BICS asked businesses about their main concerns in May 2023.
Business concern question: Which of the following, if any, will be the main concern for your business in May 2023?
- business rates
- competition with other UK businesses
- energy prices
- exchange rates
- inflation of goods and services prices
- interest rates (including mortgages)
- property rental costs
- supply chain disruption
- falling demand of goods and services
- not sure
- no concerns for my business
Figure 2: The main concerns for businesses for May 2023 were energy prices (27.5%) and inflation of goods and services prices (21.7%).
Source: Office for National Statistics – BICS – Weighted Scotland Estimates – Wave 81
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