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Brexit and Beyond

April 2017

The triggering of Article 50 is just the first step towards the UK leaving the EU. Now that the fuse is lit, there will be no immediate big bang, but rather a slow burn as the UK’s negotiations with the EU play out over the next two years.

Rather than waiting to see how negotiations progress, many UK companies are already reacting to Brexit. Some have revised their investment strategies, while others are considering the reallocation of resources elsewhere in the world. High level of optimism about the opportunities in Europe as well as the rest of the world is still seen among UK businesses, according to the survey from Institute of Export.