On Friday 29 March 2019, we will leave the EU. Or, that’s the plan at least. So much has been written on the topic; recent headlines include “Great UK Expectations meet EU reality”, “no-deal Brexit disaster” and “Brexit clock is ticking” (like we needed the reminder.)
The consequence for small, British business is also a topic at the forefront of debate, and rightly so. Per fsb.org.uk, small businesses accounted for 99.3% of all private sector businesses at the start of 2018, and 99.9% were small or medium-sized (SMEs.) An overwhelming majority.
To find out more about Brexit’s effect on SMEs, which Theresa May once declared the “backbone of British economy” rebootonline.com created a survey for those at the helm of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs.) Respondents ranged in age, from 18 to 65 plus; an almost 50/50 split between male and female (46% and 54%, respectively) voters.