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DCMS BICS round 2, resilience of businesses in the performing arts and music subsectors

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DCMS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact Business Survey - Round Two
Released 02 November 2020
The indicators and analysis presented in this bulletin are based on responses from the voluntary business survey, which captures organisations' responses on how their turnover, costs, workforce and resilience have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  
The results presented in this release are based on 3,870 completed responses.
These results were collected between 17 August and 8 September 2020.
1. Experimental Statistics
This is the first time we have published these results as Official Statistics. An earlier round of the business survey can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dcms-coronavirus-impact-business-survey
We have designated these as Experimental Statistics, which are newly developed or innovative statistics.
These are published so that users and stakeholders can be involved in the assessment of their suitability and quality at an early stage. 
We welcome any user feedback on the presentation of these results to evidence@dcms.gov.uk
2. Data sources
The survey was run simultaneously through DCMS stakeholder engagement channels and via a YouGov panel.
The two sets of results have been merged to create one final dataset. 
Invitations to submit a response to the survey were circulated to businesses in relevant sectors through DCMS stakeholder engagement channels, prompting 2,579 responses.
YouGov's business omnibus panel elicited a further 1,288 responses. YouGov’s respondents are part of their panel of over one million adults in the UK.
A series of pre-screened information on these panellists allows YouGov to target senior decision-makers of organisations in DCMS sectors.
3. Quality
One purpose of the survey is to highlight the characteristics of organisations in DCMS sectors whose viability is under threat in order to shape further government support.
The timeliness of these results is essential.
There are some limitations, arising from the need for this timely information.
Estimates from the DCMS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact Business Survey are currently unweighted and should be treated with caution when used to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 across the UK economy.
Each business was assigned the same weight regardless of turnover, size or industry, and the data in the latest period are final.
Survey responses through DCMS stakeholder comms are likely to contain an element of self-selection bias as those businesses that are more severely negatively affected have a greater incentive to report their experience.
Due to time constraints, we are yet to undertake any statistical significance testing or provided confidence intervals
Survey Information:
Survey live date: 17th August 2020
Survey close date: 8th September 2020
Contact (for this request):
marcus.bamidele@dcms.gov.uk
Sample Size
Survey Breakdown
YouGov 1291
DCMS 2579
Total Responses 3870
Performing Arts
Firm Size Count
Small (1-49) 404
Medium (50-249) 39
Large (250+) 16
Don't know 3
Music Exhibition
Firm Size Count
Small 65
Medium -
Large -
Don't Know 0
Music Festivals and Events
Firm Size Count
Small 447
Medium 30
Large -
Don't Know -
Note:
Final results, Round 2 of the DCMS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact Business Survey, N=3,870
Results do not necessarily sum to the total. This is caused by the exclusion of certain breakdowns from these results due to a small sample size.
"-" Designates where a value has been removed to protect the identity of respondents.
Financial Resilience
For the following questions, please think about your organisation's trading status and financial resilience during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...
Please include any actions that you can take (or have taken) to help your organisation, such as taking mitigating actions and drawing on any financial reserves and credit (including Government support packages).
Approximately, how long do you estimate that your organisation can continue to trade/ be a viable entity? (Please select the option that best applies. If you are unsure, please give your best estimate. If your organisation is no longer trading, please select the "Not applicable" option)
Performing Arts
Firm Size Less than 1 month More than 1 month, up to 3 months More than 3 months, up to 6 months More than 6 months Not applicable - my business is no longer trading Don't know
Small - 114 113 50 32 -
Medium 0 - 11 - - 4
Large - - 7 - 0 -
Don't Know 0 0 0 0 - -
Total 49 129 131 62 36 55
Music Exhibition
Firm Size Less than 1 month More than 1 month, up to 3 months More than 3 months, up to 6 months More than 6 months Not applicable - my business is no longer trading Don't know
Small 6 - 17 - 6 11
Medium 0 4 - - 0 0
Large 0 - - 0 0 0
Don't Know 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 6 29 17 3 6 11
Music Festivals and Events
Firm Size Less than 1 month More than 1 month, up to 3 months More than 3 months, up to 6 months More than 6 months Not applicable - my business is no longer trading Don't know
Small 42 168 121 - - 42
Medium - 9 - 0 - 7
Large - - 7 - 0 -
Don't Know 0 - - 0 0 -
Total 45 179 141 27 50 52
Trading Status (2)
Which, if any, of the following statements BEST describes the current trading status of your organisation?
Performing Arts
Firm Size My organisation is currently trading and had been trading before the 4th of July 2020 My organisation started trading since the 4th of July 2020, after a pause in trading My organisation has paused trading but intends to restart before the end of August 2020 My organisation has paused trading and does not intend to restart before the end of August 2020 My organisation has permanently ceased trading during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak My organisation had permanently ceased trading prior to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Other Don't know
Small 61 22 18 213 57 0 - -
Medium - - 4 14 - 0 - 0
Large - - 0 - - 0 0 -
Don't Know 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0
Total 77 26 22 236 64 0 32 5
Note:
Final results, Round 2 of the DCMS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact Business Survey, N=3,870
Results do not necessarily sum to the total. This is caused by the exclusion of certain breakdowns from these results due to a small sample size.
"-" Designates where a value has been removed to protect the identity of respondents.