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Confidence for 2018

Ongoing uncertainty about the UK’s Brexit deal is still affecting OMB confidence in the future, although the position has stabilised.

Confidence levels among OMBs have changed little over the last 12 months. Among the businesses we surveyed, 60% are confident about the general outlook for 2018 (compared to 59% last year – our first OMB report following the June 2016 Brexit referendum). Although more stable, OMB confidence remains significantly lower than in earlier years (particularly 2016).

Survey participants are relatively upbeat about hitting key performance indicators for 2018, particularly revenue targets – 71% are very or somewhat confident about achieving their goals.

To download our full report and gain further insights into OMB confidence for 2018, please click here.