Survey reveals industry’s view on Brexit

Nearly half (45 per cent) of those working in a trade occupation believe their business won’t make a loss as a result of the country’s decision to leave the EU.

A survey of trade industry workers, conducted for TradePoint, revealed that while 30 per cent of respondents believe we have already started seeing the effects of Brexit, it still hasn’t taken hold for those working in the trade.

The main concern raised by 21 per cent of those in a trade is the loss of skilled workers, yet 34 per cent of respondents had no concerns over Brexit, and 43 per cent of those in a trade who voted to leave the EU said Brexit presented no concern.

25 per cent of respondents envisaged better trade deals with the rest of the world as the main opportunity for the trade industry as a result of Brexit.

79 per cent of leave voters in the trade industry agreed the sector will be able to support itself when it comes to sourcing materials, whereas for those who voted to remain, only 42 percent agreed.

Lisa Wise, marketing manager at TradePoint, said:

“While the effects of Brexit are still yet to be determined, we are glad to see that those working in the trade are positive their sector and the industry will continue to grow from strength to strength.”

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