The Service Sector Survey (SSS) is the one of the most comprehensive surveys on the services sector.
Covering businesses from across all regions of the UK, it provides a timely gauge of activity in private sector services, which form the lifeblood of the UK’s economy.
Published quarterly, the survey is followed closely by the media, market analysts, and businesses. Capturing business sentiment in the way it does the survey provides a powerful early signal to inform forecasts of the economic outlook of the services sector. It enjoys a strong profile among policymakers and government departments, where analysts use the data to shape their own views of the UK economy.