Cyber-attacks on the increase for many of the UK’s SMEs
- Business Barometer
- 26 Apr 2022
Each quarter 1,000 UK SME owners across a range of sectors, regions and sizes, are surveyed by specialist independent researcher, Kantar, on Close Brothers’ behalf.
Use the drop-downs to select a year and quarter to look at the data we collected at that time.
of SME business owners concerned about the impact Brexit is having on trading
Published April 2021
UK SME business owners voiced their concern about the impact Brexit is having on their trading, with 56% finding it more difficult to buy and/or sell with the EU compared to 32% who have not seen their trading impacted. The survey of 900 firms conducted in April 2021 also found that 34% now find it more complicated to access goods and supplies compared to just 17% who feel it is simpler.
|Growth through increased export opportunities||16.2%|
|Reduced import costs for raw materials||16.9%|
|Growth due to reduced regulation and red tape||33.8%|
|Tax reductions, resulting in lower costs||9.3%|
|Growth as a result of a strengthened UK economy||13.4%|
|Other (please specify)||2.8%|