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SMEs take “flight to flexibility” as trust in government falters in Brexit Britain

SMEs no longer trust the government to secure a good deal for UK businesses in their Brexit negotiations, with only 35% stating their confidence in the latest Citibase Confidence Index, down 9% from the previous quarterly index. The survey, by flexible office specialist Citibase of over 1,100 SMEs across the UK, revealed that 21% of SMEs cited Brexit as having …more

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British SMEs back government to negotiate good Brexit deal

Following the surprise election announcement, a revealing new poll suggests that the government has the backing of SMEs on Brexit as more said they were confident the government would negotiate a good deal with the EU for UK businesses than not (44% vs 32%). Over the past year there have been some huge political changes around the UK, with the …more

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UK SMEs upbeat on ‘Trump effect’ according to Citibase Business Confidence Index showing just 18% think he will have a negative impact on business.

Over the past year there have been some huge political changes around the world, with the UK’s Brexit vote and Trump’s surprise election victory leading the way. These seismic worldwide events have led to almost everyone voicing an opinion, from political commentators to celebrities offering their view, however there has been a lack of hard facts and concrete information on …more

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Citibase survey shows how landlords can benefit from post-Brexit resilience among UK SMEs

Citibase, the UK’s leading independent operator of business centres, has released the results from its inaugural Brexit Tracker Survey, designed to follow current sentiment among its UK SME Customers following the Brexit referendum result in June. One of the standout findings from the survey was that confidence remains high among small businesses using serviced offices in the UK’s regional towns …more

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Offices Face £4.8BN Ten Year Timebomb

New independent academic research supported by Citibase, the leading independent business centre operator, has warned the commercial office sector is facing a £4.8bn timebomb. The research released by Citibase, has been conducted by Northumbria University and reveals how commercial building owners could lose £4.8bn over the next ten years if they fail to fill their space with tenants. The study which looks at the secondary office market in 27 cities and towns across England, Scotland and Wales, highlights how the sector is failing to adapt to the changing needs of the economy, SMEs and the workplace.more

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