More firms prepare for no-deal Brexit

Businesses are still bracing themselves for a no-deal Brexit, despite a parliamentary vote against this outcome. On 29 January 2019, MPs voted to rule out leaving the EU without a deal, and in favour of renegotiating the proposed withdrawal agreement. The UK is...

Businesses warn against no-deal Brexit

Business groups have called for politicians to work together to avoid leaving the EU without a deal, following Parliament's historic rejection of the Government's Brexit proposal on 15 January 2019. MPs voted 432 votes to 202 to reject Prime Minister Theresa May's...

Brexit uncertainty knocks SME confidence

Small business confidence has fallen to its lowest point since 2011, amid continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations. According to a survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), SME confidence fell to -9.9 in the last three months of 2018. This...

Skilled migration set to fall further

Businesses that employ foreign workers will be among the worst hit by Brexit, according to research from academic think tank The UK in a Changing Europe. The report suggests that skilled immigration increases productivity, with a rise in the skilled migrant share of 1...

Directors back Brexit deal

The majority of directors support getting a Brexit deal approved, according to a survey following the publication of a draft withdrawal agreement on 14 November 2018. A poll of 816 Institute of Directors (IoD) members revealed that 72% think it's important a...