Lloyds Business Barometer

By Annette White

The Lloyds Business Barometer is a monthly survey of UK businesses, designed to provide an indicator of business performance and economic expectations.

UK businesses with a turnover of £1 million and over are interviewed every month about their trading prospects/business activity in the next year (increase, decrease or stay the same) and about their optimism regarding the economy generally compared with three months ago (more optimistic/pessimistic or neither).

The trends are documented in monthly publications of the Lloyds Barometer and within nationally issued press releases. Widespread media coverage is regularly achieved for Lloyds across major broadsheets such as The Telegraph, The Independent and leading financial media like Bloomberg, City AM.

Hann-Ju Ho, Senior Economist, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said:

“After a turbulent 2019, it is encouraging to see a solid rise in overall business confidence to start the new decade. These results, if sustained, could signal a stronger economic growth at the start of 2020, although risks to the central outlook remain.

Download the latest copy of the Lloyds Business Barometer here.