Chamber Alliance Asks Businesses To Take Part In New Survey

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TRALEE Chamber Alliance is asking local businesses to take part in the the second Chambers Ireland Covid19 Survey.

This survey is targeted at business owners and operators, both those who are members of their local chambers of commerce and those that are not.

With it, Chambers seek to chart out the effects of the Covid-19 restrictions on the Irish business community, and through creating an evidence base assist policymakers and business owners guide our economy through the Covid-19 challenges.

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The last survey, which was published on March 24, having reached 1,110 business owners, found that 94% of businesses were expecting their revenues to decline, with 73% of businesses expecting a 3-month decline in revenues that would exceed 73%.

Fears about cashflow and liquidity were the greatest concerns of micro-enterprises (<10 employees) with closures and staffing being a concern for larger businesses across many sectors.

Tralee Chamber Alliance CE, Ken Tobin, said: “Through our Chamber network, we are engaging and assisting the Government to develop a stimulus package for businesses that have suffered during this crisis. It is critical that the voices of Kerry business owners are heard at a national level. The Central Bank and CSO figures published are only confirming what we already know, business and trade are in a financial meltdown and we need the support now to find a way out of. This is about every business, every sector, everywhere in the county working together”.

This will be the first national survey carried out since the emergency legislation was enacted which provided for the introduction of the wage subsidy, and since the latest Covid-19 restrictions were imposed.

The Chambers Ireland Business Community Survey focuses on how businesses have reacted to Covid-19, their interactions with their creditors, and the staffing changes which have been made.

If your business has been affected by Covid-19 please let them know about your experiences by clicking here and taking part in the survey.

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