Businesses across the Falkirk Council area are being asked to help plan the economic recovery of the area following the outbreak of COVID-19.

An online survey - - published today (June 19th) will gather the opinions of local businesses to help shape economic recovery plans currently being drawn up.

Led by Falkirk Council and its partners, the survey seeks information and opinions on the effects of COVID-19 on a range of topics including:

  • Impact for key sectors
  • Financial concerns
  • Business optimism
  • How the workforce has been affected

It will be supported by additional workshops focussing on key sectors. The results of this work will help shape the final recovery plan.

Councillor David Alexander, spokesperson for Economic Development, said: “Economic recovery across the Falkirk area is vital and this survey will help us get an accurate reflection on just how badly businesses and their workforce’s have been affected but also where to use our resources to help the most.

“The survey will look closely at the issues affecting businesses right now and more importantly, how they view their prospects for the future.

“It will help the Council and its partners to have a better understanding of the problems being faced by business and the solutions that need to be found.  It will assist us in our arguments for additional effort and resources to support the business sector.

“We have been working closely with thousands of businesses locally throughout COVID-19 and these positive relationships will ensure that moving on, we are in the best position possible to grow our local economy.”

The survey, which closes on July 13th, is available at

To find out about the current support available to local businesses visit the Falkirk Council website or contact the Business Gateway team via