How does your 2017 outlook stack up against your peers? 2017 Future Forecast results
Twitchy about Trump. Fearful about the UK economy. Positive about their own organisations’ prospects. UK managers look ahead to 2017Matthew Rock
The majority of UK managers are pessimistic about the UK’s economic prospects for 2017, yet remain resolutely positive about their own business, according to the annual Future Forecast from CMI.
The key findings
- Almost two-thirds (65%) of the 1,180 UK managers surveyed for this year’s forecast feel negative about the UK’s economic outlook for the next 12 to 18 months.
- Half (49%) think Brexit will have a negative impact on economic growth in the next three to five years.
- Looking back over 2016 and the immediate impact of the referendum, only two in five (39%) organisations described themselves as experiencing growth – the lowest figure since 2012.