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A Third of Small Firms are Worried that an EU referendum will Impact Business Recovery

Small and medium enterprises are anxious that an EU referendum will damage relationships with overseas customers and investors The latest Close Brother Business Barometer (CBBB) revealed disparity among small and mid-sized firms’ attitudes towards a potential European Union (EU) referendum; with 42% believing it won’t have any effect whilst 33% are anxious that it will and 24% remain undecided. Of the businesses that are concerned, 46% are worried that it will cause delays among inward investment and an additional 23% are anxious that it will negatively impact their European market connections. The CBBB is conducted by finance company Close Brothers Invoice Finance (CBIF) and is a quarterly survey of over 700 business owners to demonstrate small and medium enterprises’ attitudes and issues... »