The survey revealed that 2% expect to move beyond researching to the action stage in the next 12 months or so - that is they expect to buy a building plot, submit a planning application, start construction work, or complete construction work on their self build home in the next 12 months or so. That represents approximately one million people.
Technical Note The research was conducted on Ipsos MORI’s Capibus study between 11th and 21st January 2013. The question was asked face-to-face of 1973 adults aged 15+ across Great Britain. The survey data are weighted to the known population profile. Grossing calculations are based on 51 million people aged 15+ in Great Britain (taken from Census sources). These calculations are themselves subject to sampling tolerances.
Energy sector reputations: time to power up?
The energy sector has an image problem. From domestic suppliers to international oil and gas companies, firms face an uphill struggle to be viewed in a more positive light by a wide range of their stakeholders – as issues around the environment, along with pricing concerns, shape perceptions amongst consumers, regulators, and the media.