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IoD survey finds UK businesses anticipate growth in exports

A survey conducted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that 42% of UK businesses that trade internationally expect to see an increase in their exports over the coming year.

The survey also revealed that 47% of businesses are still finding Brexit challenging, and just 33% envisage opportunities materialising as a result of Brexit.

Additionally, 28% of firms reported that supply chain disruption has had a negative impact on their business, and 12% have an exportable product but are not currently exporting.

Commenting on the findings, Emma Rowland, Policy Adviser for Trade at the IoD, said:

'There is no doubt that smaller businesses in particular are finding the current international trading environment challenging. Importers and exporters feel especially constricted by the UK's new trading relationship with the EU.

'It is therefore encouraging that, in spite of these barriers, businesses are anticipating an increase in exports over the coming months. There are opportunities that give traders reason to be optimistic.'

Internet link: IoD website

1.25% increase to NIC and dividend tax rates 

IoD survey finds UK businesses anticipate growth in exports

A survey conducted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that 42% of UK businesses that trade internationally expect to see an increase in their exports over the coming year.

The survey also revealed that 47% of businesses are still finding Brexit challenging, and just 33% envisage opportunities materialising as a result of Brexit.

Additionally, 28% of firms reported that supply chain disruption has had a negative impact on their business, and 12% have an exportable product but are not currently exporting.

Commenting on the findings, Emma Rowland, Policy Adviser for Trade at the IoD, said:

'There is no doubt that smaller businesses in particular are finding the current international trading environment challenging. Importers and exporters feel especially constricted by the UK's new trading relationship with the EU.

'It is therefore encouraging that, in spite of these barriers, businesses are anticipating an increase in exports over the coming months. There are opportunities that give traders reason to be optimistic.'

Internet link: IoD website

Budget 2021

IoD survey finds UK businesses anticipate growth in exports

A survey conducted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that 42% of UK businesses that trade internationally expect to see an increase in their exports over the coming year.

The survey also revealed that 47% of businesses are still finding Brexit challenging, and just 33% envisage opportunities materialising as a result of Brexit.

Additionally, 28% of firms reported that supply chain disruption has had a negative impact on their business, and 12% have an exportable product but are not currently exporting.

Commenting on the findings, Emma Rowland, Policy Adviser for Trade at the IoD, said:

'There is no doubt that smaller businesses in particular are finding the current international trading environment challenging. Importers and exporters feel especially constricted by the UK's new trading relationship with the EU.

'It is therefore encouraging that, in spite of these barriers, businesses are anticipating an increase in exports over the coming months. There are opportunities that give traders reason to be optimistic.'

Internet link: IoD website

COVID-19 Update 3

IoD survey finds UK businesses anticipate growth in exports

A survey conducted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that 42% of UK businesses that trade internationally expect to see an increase in their exports over the coming year.

The survey also revealed that 47% of businesses are still finding Brexit challenging, and just 33% envisage opportunities materialising as a result of Brexit.

Additionally, 28% of firms reported that supply chain disruption has had a negative impact on their business, and 12% have an exportable product but are not currently exporting.

Commenting on the findings, Emma Rowland, Policy Adviser for Trade at the IoD, said:

'There is no doubt that smaller businesses in particular are finding the current international trading environment challenging. Importers and exporters feel especially constricted by the UK's new trading relationship with the EU.

'It is therefore encouraging that, in spite of these barriers, businesses are anticipating an increase in exports over the coming months. There are opportunities that give traders reason to be optimistic.'

Internet link: IoD website

Update on Government schemes in response to COVID-19

IoD survey finds UK businesses anticipate growth in exports

A survey conducted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that 42% of UK businesses that trade internationally expect to see an increase in their exports over the coming year.

The survey also revealed that 47% of businesses are still finding Brexit challenging, and just 33% envisage opportunities materialising as a result of Brexit.

Additionally, 28% of firms reported that supply chain disruption has had a negative impact on their business, and 12% have an exportable product but are not currently exporting.

Commenting on the findings, Emma Rowland, Policy Adviser for Trade at the IoD, said:

'There is no doubt that smaller businesses in particular are finding the current international trading environment challenging. Importers and exporters feel especially constricted by the UK's new trading relationship with the EU.

'It is therefore encouraging that, in spite of these barriers, businesses are anticipating an increase in exports over the coming months. There are opportunities that give traders reason to be optimistic.'

Internet link: IoD website

COVID-19 Government schemes to help

IoD survey finds UK businesses anticipate growth in exports

A survey conducted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that 42% of UK businesses that trade internationally expect to see an increase in their exports over the coming year.

The survey also revealed that 47% of businesses are still finding Brexit challenging, and just 33% envisage opportunities materialising as a result of Brexit.

Additionally, 28% of firms reported that supply chain disruption has had a negative impact on their business, and 12% have an exportable product but are not currently exporting.

Commenting on the findings, Emma Rowland, Policy Adviser for Trade at the IoD, said:

'There is no doubt that smaller businesses in particular are finding the current international trading environment challenging. Importers and exporters feel especially constricted by the UK's new trading relationship with the EU.

'It is therefore encouraging that, in spite of these barriers, businesses are anticipating an increase in exports over the coming months. There are opportunities that give traders reason to be optimistic.'

Internet link: IoD website

Dividend 2017/18 and 2018/19

IoD survey finds UK businesses anticipate growth in exports

A survey conducted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that 42% of UK businesses that trade internationally expect to see an increase in their exports over the coming year.

The survey also revealed that 47% of businesses are still finding Brexit challenging, and just 33% envisage opportunities materialising as a result of Brexit.

Additionally, 28% of firms reported that supply chain disruption has had a negative impact on their business, and 12% have an exportable product but are not currently exporting.

Commenting on the findings, Emma Rowland, Policy Adviser for Trade at the IoD, said:

'There is no doubt that smaller businesses in particular are finding the current international trading environment challenging. Importers and exporters feel especially constricted by the UK's new trading relationship with the EU.

'It is therefore encouraging that, in spite of these barriers, businesses are anticipating an increase in exports over the coming months. There are opportunities that give traders reason to be optimistic.'

Internet link: IoD website

Autumn Budget 2017

IoD survey finds UK businesses anticipate growth in exports

A survey conducted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that 42% of UK businesses that trade internationally expect to see an increase in their exports over the coming year.

The survey also revealed that 47% of businesses are still finding Brexit challenging, and just 33% envisage opportunities materialising as a result of Brexit.

Additionally, 28% of firms reported that supply chain disruption has had a negative impact on their business, and 12% have an exportable product but are not currently exporting.

Commenting on the findings, Emma Rowland, Policy Adviser for Trade at the IoD, said:

'There is no doubt that smaller businesses in particular are finding the current international trading environment challenging. Importers and exporters feel especially constricted by the UK's new trading relationship with the EU.

'It is therefore encouraging that, in spite of these barriers, businesses are anticipating an increase in exports over the coming months. There are opportunities that give traders reason to be optimistic.'

Internet link: IoD website

Changes to flat-rate VAT in more detail with examples

IoD survey finds UK businesses anticipate growth in exports

A survey conducted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that 42% of UK businesses that trade internationally expect to see an increase in their exports over the coming year.

The survey also revealed that 47% of businesses are still finding Brexit challenging, and just 33% envisage opportunities materialising as a result of Brexit.

Additionally, 28% of firms reported that supply chain disruption has had a negative impact on their business, and 12% have an exportable product but are not currently exporting.

Commenting on the findings, Emma Rowland, Policy Adviser for Trade at the IoD, said:

'There is no doubt that smaller businesses in particular are finding the current international trading environment challenging. Importers and exporters feel especially constricted by the UK's new trading relationship with the EU.

'It is therefore encouraging that, in spite of these barriers, businesses are anticipating an increase in exports over the coming months. There are opportunities that give traders reason to be optimistic.'

Internet link: IoD website

Autumn Statement 2016

IoD survey finds UK businesses anticipate growth in exports

A survey conducted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that 42% of UK businesses that trade internationally expect to see an increase in their exports over the coming year.

The survey also revealed that 47% of businesses are still finding Brexit challenging, and just 33% envisage opportunities materialising as a result of Brexit.

Additionally, 28% of firms reported that supply chain disruption has had a negative impact on their business, and 12% have an exportable product but are not currently exporting.

Commenting on the findings, Emma Rowland, Policy Adviser for Trade at the IoD, said:

'There is no doubt that smaller businesses in particular are finding the current international trading environment challenging. Importers and exporters feel especially constricted by the UK's new trading relationship with the EU.

'It is therefore encouraging that, in spite of these barriers, businesses are anticipating an increase in exports over the coming months. There are opportunities that give traders reason to be optimistic.'

Internet link: IoD website