Decision Maker Panel


Together with academics from Stanford University and the University of Nottingham, the Bank of England has developed the Decision Maker Panel (DMP). The project aims to help monitor recent developments in the UK economy by tracking businesses’ expectations and the uncertainty surrounding them. The DMP is particularly valuable in helping to assess the implications for UK businesses ahead of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. 

The panel comprises Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) from small, medium and large UK companies operating in a broad range of industries and is designed to be representative of the population of UK businesses. The panel has grown rapidly since its inception in August 2016, reaching around 8,000 firms by June 2019.  The response rate has been around 40% in recent surveys.

Latest Findings

Percentage of firms who see Brexit as an important source of uncertainty

Percentage of firms who see Brexit as an important source of uncertainty

When is Brexit uncertainty expected to be resolved?

When is Brexit uncertainty expected to be resolved?

Percentage of businesses increasing stocks due to Brexit

Percentage of businesses increasing stocks due to Brexit

Funding Partners


Bank of England
Economic & Social Research Council
University of Nottingham
Stanford University