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Questionaire july to december2012-BUSINESS PERFORMANCE SURVEY -Impact of the VAT on your Business.
 

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Dear Member, ...

Dear Member,
In order to assess your views on the state of your business and the impact of the newly introduced Value Added Tax on your business, we have attached the Business Performance Survey for completion.

We are aware of your busy schedule but do hope that you will spare a few minutes to respond as we assess the current state of business. Thank you for your usual cooperation as we work towards Making it Easier to do Business in St. Lucia.

Sincerely

Sumitra Jagroop-Leo
Membership Development Officer
St Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture
American Drywall Building
Vide Boutielle
P.O. Box 482
Castries
Tel: (758) 452 3165
Fax: (758) 453 6907
email: info@stluciachamber.org
website: www.stluciachamber.org

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    Questionaire july to december2012-BUSINESS PERFORMANCE SURVEY -Impact of the VAT on your Business. Questionaire july to december2012-BUSINESS PERFORMANCE SURVEY -Impact of the VAT on your Business. Document Transcript

    •     ST.  LUCIA  CHAMBER  OF  COMMERCE   BUSINESS  PERFORMANCE  SURVEY  JULY  2012  to  DECEMBER  2012     In  response  to  calls  from  members  and  other  public  sector  institutions  the  Chamber  is  pleased  to  reintroduce  its   Business  Performance  Survey.  The  survey  is  meant  to  assess  members’  views  on  the  state  of  their  business  and  the   impact   of   the   newly   introduced   Value   Added   Tax   on   their   business.   This   will   permit   us   to   get   a   more   rapid   assessment   of   the   state   of   Business   in   St.   Lucia.   Your   cooperation   is   required   in   completing   this   survey   and   returning  it  as  soon  as  possible  to  the  Chamber.    Fax  #  453-­‐6907  or  Email:  info@stluciachamber.org.  Thank  you  for   your  speedy  response.    (Please  place  the  appropriate  number  in  the  boxes  provided).       1.    Sector     1.    Agriculture                                                                        4.    Distribution     7.    Retail   2.    Tourism                                                                                  5.    Construction       8.  Insurance   3.    Manufacturing                                                              6.    Banking  &  Finance       9.  Other  Services       2. How  would  you  assess  your  sales  over  the  following  periods?     A.    July  to  December  2012  compared  to  Jan  to  June  2012                                                                   B.    July  to  December  2012  compared  to  July  to  Dec  2011                                                                 Options:   1.    Less  than  5%  increase       4.    Less  than  5%  decrease       2.    Between  5%  and  10%  increase     5.    Between  5%  and  10%  decrease     3.    Over  10%  increase                                                                                              6.    Over  10%  decrease         3.    How  would  you  assess  Actual  Sales  in  the  period  July  to  December  2012  compared  to  Projected  Sales  for  the   same  period  July  to  December  2012?       Options:   1.  Actual  sales  were  less  than  10%  higher     4.  Actual  sales  were  less  than  10%  lower   2.  Actual  sales  were  between  10%  and  20%  higher   5.  Actual  sales  were  between  10%  and  20%  lower   3.  Actual  sales  were  over  20%  higher       6.  Actual  sales  were  over  20%  lower     4.    What  is  your  business  forecast  for  the  first  six  months  of  the  year  2013?       Options:   1.    Decline  of  less  than  5%     5.    Growth  of  between  5%  and  10%     2.    Decline  of  between  5%  and  10%       6.    Growth  of  over  10%   3.    Decline  of  over  10%     7.    No  Change   4.    Growth  of  less  than  5%       5.    What  is  your  business  forecast  for  the  last  six  months  of  the  year  2013?       Options:   1.    Decline  of  less  than  5%     5.    Growth  of  between  5%  and  10%     2.    Decline  of  between  5%  and  10%       6.    Growth  of  over  10%   3.    Decline  of  over  10%     7.    No  Change   4.    Growth  of  less  than  5%         URGENT
    •       6.    How  would  you  assess  the  employment  situation  in  your  organization  over  the  last  six  months?       7.    What  changes  do  you  anticipate  in  employment  for  the  next  six  months?         Options:  (for  question  5  and  6)     1.  Increase                                                                                                                    2.   Decrease                                                                            3.   No.  Change         8.    Prioritize  the  issues  listed  below  for  Chamber  actions  this  year  2012.     Economy                                                                                                              Crime                                                                                                                       Low  Productivity                                                                            Poor  Work  Ethic                                                                 Legislative  Reformation                                                          Value  Added  Tax  Reform                       9.    What  is  the  major  issue  confronting  your  sector?     ___________________________________________________________________________________________     10.    How  would  you  assess  prospects  for  economic  growth  for  the  year  2013?              A.    In  your  sector      B.    In  the  economy  as  a  whole       Options:     1.  Excellent                                      2.  Fair                                                                              3.  Poor                                                                                      4.  Don’t  Know       11.   SPECIAL  FOCUS  SECTION     How  has  the  newly  implemented  Value  Added  Tax  affected  your  conduct  of  Business?         __________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________   __________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________     What  changes  would  you  recommend  that  would  make  the  tax  more  business  friendly?   __________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________   __________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________     What  recommendations  would  you  make  to  Government  to  improve  the  prospects  of  the  Economy?   _______________________________________________________________________________________________   _______________________________________________________________________________________________   _______________________________________________________________________________________________   _______________________________________________________________________________________________   _______________________________________________________________________________________________   _______________________________________________________________________________________________  
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