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SMEs: summer of uncertainty

UK CEO, Edward Winterton, discusses the latest findings of Bibby Financial Services’s quarterly SME Confidence Tracker report. On 18 April Theresa May called a snap election intended to secure a mandate for Brexit and extend the Conservative Party’s leadership for up to five years. Six weeks later, there was a…

Trading places: SMEs and international trade

News that the EU has negotiated a free-trade deal with Japan has thrown such agreements to the fore, once again. The deal is set to link around a third of the world’s export of goods and has been hailed by EU President, Donald Tusk, as evidence that global economies are…

A temporary return of confidence but further uncertainty awaits SMEs

UK CEO, Edward Winterton, discusses the findings of BFS’s latest SME Confidence Tracker report and what the General Election means for SMEs. In the SME Confidence Tracker report for Q4 2016, it was noted that there were renewed fears that stagflation may be around the corner due to rising input…

The road to exporting: top tips for SMEs on taking business abroad

Given the geo-political changes of the past year and the UK’s forthcoming negotiations with the EU, it is no surprise that SMEs are thinking differently about exporting. Bibby Financial Services’s latest SME Confidence Tracker found that one in ten (10%) SMEs are planning to invest in their exporting capability over…

How will leaving the EU Customs Union impact UK SMEs?

This week, Parliament passed the Brexit Bill, clearing the way for the UK to trigger Article 50 to leave the EU. Brexit Secretary, David Davis, announced last month that Brexit would involve leaving the EU Customs Union and this was reiterated by Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, this week. But, what is…

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