British businesses continue to be plagued by fears of what shape the U.K. economy will take after it has quit the European Union, according to two polls released Monday, which confirm uncertainty is still hampering activity and sentiment.
A survey from the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) which aggregates the view of over 7,000 companies, mostly via email and an online platform, indicated that those surveyed had reduced their expectations for hiring, turnover, and investment in plants, machinery and training.
Although the results were more negative than in the months running up to the referendum, they did show an overall uptick from responses collected in the immediate wake of the vote, suggesting U.K. data in recent months showing a surprisingly resilient domestic consumer and a recovering construction sector had helped a partial recovery of sentiment.
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