Brexit continues to present many challenges and opportunities for Scottish business leaders and with the EU and the UK agreeing a further delay to Brexit, until the 31st October, we understand the further uncertainty this presents for our business communities across the UK and the EU. Whatever the outcome of Brexit, many aspects of Scottish industry and beyond continue to be touched by Brexit. That’s why Anderson Strathern has decided to take the pulse of business Scotland.
They have polled over 250 senior people from across Scottish industries to understand how ready Scotland is for Brexit. The research has uncovered some key implications and opportunities for Scottish business’ during Brexit and beyond. Anderson Strathern found that the EU workforce is key for Scotland and whilst a high proportion of business’ have started a risk assessment, larger companies are most prepared, whilst the majority of smaller to medium sized companies have yet to fully prepare. The uncertainty surrounding Brexit is affecting business confidence. However, there is also optimism where Scottish business leaders see the continuation of an EU workforce, regardless of the outcome, and the opening up of further trading opportunities outside of the EU market.
They also looked at the differences between the two largest Scottish economic centres Edinburgh and Glasgow. What does Scotland plc think pre-Brexit? Read the full Brexit White Paper here and follow Anderson Strathern’s research news using #BrexitandBeyond