FSB South West Quarterly Small Business Index Q1 2021

FSB Policy Report 29 Apr 2021

Major leap seen in South West business confidence levels


FSB surveyed its members in March in the run-up to the easing of lockdown and saw confidence levels – which had crashed in 2020 – bounce back to their highest levels since 2014.

These regional survey results are part of a national report which showed a large across-the-board UK upswing in optimism among small business owners – but the South West figures were even higher than the national average. In a previous survey when asked how confident they felt businesses regionally recorded a -39 per cent index reading but that has now been transformed into a +40-point figure.

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