Business Breakfast: Thursday 27 October 2016
Stephen Boyle, Chief Economist, The Royal Bank of Scotland
2016 has seen a summer of discontent for many, but nearly four months after the UK voted to leave the EU, its effects are beginning to emerge. According to the Chief Economist at RBS in a recent economic brief, on most measures it appears that either the initial ‘Brexit’ shock has been reversed or never happened. But it’s early days still. Consumers appear unruffled with strong employment and inflation-beating wage growth having supported spending, but businesses are waiting to see what happens. Property markets show mixed signals. Most house price measures are up, most commercial property measures are down. Any deterioration could drag consumer sentiment down with it but, for now, Brexit’s impact seems mainly confined to interest and exchange rates.
In uncertain times, what does this continual changing economy mean to businesses in the Falkirk area?
Falkirk Business Hub has asked Stephen Boyle to come and speak with local businesses directly to give his views on what post Brexit life may hold for small and medium sized business in Forth Valley.
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