Smaller UK firms are bracing for a tough year, with Brexit identified as the main cause of concern for the UK’s regional and independent players despite their lack of EU presence, exclusive UK 200 research has shown.
The results of an attitudinal survey carried out for the UK 200: the Independents shows that while only one of the 100 firms, Wiggin, has a physical presence in the EU, Brexit was the main cause of an overwhelmingly negative outlook.
Almost three-quarters of the Independents giving their outlook on trading conditions in 2017/18 said they agreed entirely or to an extent that trading would be tougher than last year. Many said Brexit was the cause of this negative outlook.
Despite the uncertainty, we need to stay positive and find solutions. There are many of our clients who will need our support in these difficult times and its important we work together to create a successful future. There will always be opportunities.