Oxfordshire Business Barometer – issue 21 [July 2016]

The Oxfordshire Business Barometer is a quarterly survey designed to provide an insight into what it’s like to do business in the county, showcase best practice and highlight some of the challenges. It is run by Withy King in partnership with Allen Associates.

Through our collaboration with the Oxford Times, we are able to provide insight and commentary based on interviews with directors and managers in a 10 page report published quarterly in ‘In Business’ magazine and online.

A wide range of Oxfordshire businesses take part in our short, confidential surveys which are emailed out every quarter. Businesses which expressly consent to publicity will also have the opportunity to provide free editorial within the reports.

We would welcome your involvement. If you are based in Oxfordshire and would like to receive our quarterly survey and associated benefits, please email your name, business name and contact details to barometer@roydswithyking.com

To find out more, please read our other quarterly Barometer reports or join our LinkedIn group entitled Oxfordshire Business Barometer.

In this feature:

Businesses remain bullish in the wake of Brexit

Almost all the businesses (98%) surveyed for the Oxfordshire Business Barometer in the two weeks leading up to the EU referendum said they would push ahead with their growth plans in the second half of 2016.

One in three unsure if ‘remain’ vote would have been good news

In the run up to the referendum, 35% of businesses who took part said they were unsure if it would be good or bad news for their business if the UK voted to remain in the EU.

What does Brexit mean for employment law and jobs?

The consensus among lawyers seems to be that there will be little change to employment law in the short-term, but longer term, any significant restrictions on the free movement of workers, will cause significant difficulties for some business sectors.

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