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    20 March
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Brexit means business – but not as we know it

Our latest research delves into the views and sentiments from business leaders across the country on Brexit with just one year to go until the UK’s official departure date from the EU.

The UK’s historic vote to leave the European Union (EU) remains the pivotal issue of our time.

It’s been a year since the UK triggered Article 50 giving notice of our plan to leave the EU and starting the clock’s countdown to agree the terms of the split on 29 March 2019.

Trade negotiations are now underway but are turbulent and progressing slowly, amplifying the uncertainty that’s existed for many months.

A year ago we reported the findings of our in-depth Brexit survey to mid-market businesses across the UK on the eve of Article 50 being triggered.

Now, with just one year to go until the Brexit deadline and the country’s departure from the EU, we’ve returned to that influential group of business leaders across the UK to capture their views and outlook on Brexit today.

This report covers the findings of our 2018 survey. It looks at what over 500 leaders of mid-market businesses tell us they are experiencing around Brexit. It also compares the sentiment of a year ago, and recommends actions businesses can take to be equipped with the best possible advantages for a post-Brexit economy.

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"We’re delighted to be at the beginning of a partnership between two teams who share the same winning spirit and focus on supporting talent to achieve their potential. Everyone here has a great sense of pride and excitement to be working with Team England – a team that, after all, reflects just how much can be achieved by a diverse and varied group of individuals all focused on one goal. We can’t wait to get started."

Joanna Thornell, Client and Markets Director, Shakespeare Martineau