Local Business Survey Q1 2017: Brexit

Between 27th February and 20th March 2017, Business West surveyed 419 businesses across the West of England, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, focussing on issues relating to Brexit and the general business environment.

Conducted soon after the publication of the Government’s Brexit White Paper, setting out its key negotiating objectives, the survey provides a snapshot of business sentiment and activity in the immediate run-up to the triggering of Article 50.

  • 98% of survey respondents were SME’s (<250 employees), covering a broad range of business sectors
  • 37% of respondents are current exporters.

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  • Brexit Q1 2017 Infographic

    A visual snapshot of business viewpoints in the run-up to the triggering of Article 50 in March 2017.

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