Each month, we publish a summary of monthly reports compiled by our twelve regional Agents following discussions with around 700 businesses across the UK. The report provides information on business conditions from firms across all sectors of the economy.
The reports do not represent the Bank's views, or those of any particular firm or region.
As well as their reports, our Agents also produced monthly quantitative assessments of economic conditions as seen from their region. These scores provide numerical measures of the intelligence that they gather from month to month, and cover some areas of the economy for which there are no official statistics.
How we use the Agents' intelligence
Our Monetary Policy Committee uses the intelligence provided by the Agents, alongside information from other sources, to help it understand and assess current economic conditions.
Agents' Summary of Business Conditions, 2016 Q4 (09:30)
Agents' Summary of Business Conditions, November 2016 Update (09:30)