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EEF Manufacturing Sector Brexit Survey

Survey of manufacturing business decision makers on behalf of the EEF on the topic of Brexit

  • One in six (16%) manufacturing business decision makers in the UK say that business would become untenable for them if the UK reverted to WTO tariffs, increased border checks on people and increased border checks on goods
  • Half (55%) say that business would become more difficult for them in the situation above
  • With 6 months to go until Britain leaves the EU, four in five (83%) say that they are currently not prepared for a no-deal Brexit. Two in five (43%) say they are not prepared and will not be preparing

Date Published: 21/09/2018

Categories: Business | GB | Politics | Professionals

Client: EEF, The Manufacturers’ Organisation


ComRes interviewed 503 business decision-makers in UK manufacturing businesses by telephone between 29th August and 12th September 2018. Data were weighted to be representative of UK manufacturing businesses by size and region. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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