Get your points across via trade body's report to tell government about the realities of trading
BHF Group communications director Michael Weedon has described the association's new online quarterly business survey as "the antidote to supermarket-dominated sales."
He added: "We are regularly consulted by government in the UK and in Brussels, by statistical banking authorities, by the press and by our members themselves, about the state of trade on the high street. This survey will enable our members to paint a realistic picture of the fortunes of retail across the country, drawing on their own, everyday experience."
The survey will run alongside that already published by the bssa and the data from both groups of independent retailers will be merged to provide the most accurate statistical report available.
The online survey can be accessed at www.bhfgroup.co.uk/surveyf.htm
Mr Weedon concluded: "This is the chance for members to really make a difference in telling government how trading life really is for them...A few simple clicks can be heard throughout the corridors of power."