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Over two thirds of SMEs want to reverse Brexit process, resulting in ‘fear of commitment’ – but confidence in government is growing

Following sustained political and economic uncertainty two years on from the Brexit vote, 66% of UK SMEs would like to reverse the Brexit process and retain membership to the EU, according to the latest exclusive Citibase Business Confidence Index. This is an increase from 61% from the last survey in Q1 2018. Interestingly, the nation is divided with 45% stating …more

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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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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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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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