British SMEs expect strong growth over next 12 months, FSB report suggest
Small and medium businesses across the UK are very confident about their future prospects, figures obtained from the latest survey carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) were able to reveal.
The group’s Small Business Index reached +41 points in the third quarter, with 61% of all small businesses surveyed expecting to grow in the next 12 months, while 11% expect that the rate of growth would be a very fast one.
Further data resulting from the survey revealed that one third (33%) of businesses surveyed expect their turnover to grow in the next quarter and almost a fifth (17%) expect profits to rise.
Job creation is robust too, with small firms’ hiring intentions at an all-time high. A net balance (+5%) of small businesses increased headcounts this quarter, a trend that looks set to continue in the next quarter.
John Allan, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, said: “We’re seeing record breaking confidence from our members which suggests small firms will continue to spearhead the UK’s recovery. We want policy makers to lock in this optimism and continue to back the self employed and small businesses. As we head in to party conference season, we’ll be looking to all the political parties to spell out what they will do to encourage job creation, investment and reward entrepreneurs in the next Parliament.”
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