Business Sentiment Index – small signs of optimism in latest results
- Business Barometer
- 27 Jul 2020
1,000 UK SME owners across a range of sectors, regions and sizes, are surveyed regularly by specialist independent researcher, Kantar, on Close Brothers’ behalf.
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of SMEs said attitudes to mental ill health had ‘changed for the better’
Published August 2019
While the impact of mental ill health continued to be felt across the SME community, with four in every 10 firms admitting that at least one of their employees had taken time off work because of it, it was felt attitudes were changing for the better. Only 7% of SMEs were of the view that feelings towards those suffering from mental ill health were becoming worse, against 45% who sait it was changing for the better. In addition, 38% of SMEs noted an increase in reporting of mental health issues over the preceding three years.