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UK SME confidence is up – but they still want a reset button for Brexit

Following sustained political and economic uncertainty, 61% of UK SMEs would like to reverse the Brexit process and retain membership to the EU, according to the latest Citibase Business Confidence Index, now in its second year. The survey of 1,059 SME decision makers by Citibase, The Property Manager for the New Economy, also reveals that 78% have seen revenues either …more

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11/04/2018

Over half of the UK’s SMEs call for second referendum as flight to flexibility escalates in Brexit Britain

54% of UK SMEs would welcome a second EU referendum on whether or not to accept the exit deal that is reached following Brexit negotiations, according to the latest Citibase Business Confidence Index, reflecting rising uncertainty caused by stalling Brexit talks and the suggestion that Britain could be prepared to walk away from the EU with no deal at all. …more

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24/11/2017

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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14/08/2017

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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28/04/2017

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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16/01/2017

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