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Brexit: the OMB view

How Brexit negotiations are being handled remains an issue for OMBs – with many expressing concern at potential outcomes such as tariffs on goods and services.

Around half of all survey respondents (49%) feel the Government is not listening to the concerns of SMEs in their negotiations with the EU – only 6% feel able to say without hesitation that the Government is listening. 

When asked about the aspects of leaving the EU that concern them the most, the introduction of tariffs is the top worry (identified by 38%), followed by a shortage of EU labour (31%), loss of European customers (23%) and loss of EU grants and subsidies (18%). Only a third (33%) of all OMBs surveyed have no worries about leaving the EU.

To download our full report and gain further insights into OMBs views on Brexit, please click here.