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13 April 2017

Small business confidence recovers despite surging costs

FSB has today launched its Q1 2017 Small Business Index (SBI). The SBI has recovered to 20, having been in negative territory immediately after the EU referendum.

Export activity is at an all-time high and firms are also feeling positive about their capacity to hire more staff and access finance. Conversely, the proportion reporting a rise in operating costs is at its highest since 2013.

Following the findings, FSB is calling on Brexit negotiators to secure an ambitious Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the UK and EU and secure the rights of non-UK citizens who are resident in the UK.

Read the full press release here.