We surveyed over 300 businesses, and spoke with many more, to understand how firms are preparing for Brexit.

Since the two-year Article 50 process for the UK leaving the European Union was triggered in March 2017, businesses across the country have shown resilience in the face of uncertainty. At the beginning of 2018, much remains unknown about the UK’s future relationship with the EU, so firms must plan their future investment and growth with limited information.
 
The CBI has undertaken a survey of over 300 businesses, and a broad consultation with many more, to understand how firms are preparing for Brexit. This paper is designed to provide policymakers with insight into the work being undertaken on the office and factory floors. It also sets out a range of ways policymakers can help companies make Brexit a success.