UK businesses ‘expect Brexit deal’ but remain braced for chaos at ports

Trucks queue on the Dunkirk-Calais motorway as French Customs Officers increase their controls on transported goods to protest the lack of resources as the Brexit date approaches. Photo: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
Trucks queue on the Dunkirk-Calais motorway as French Customs Officers increase their controls on transported goods to protest the lack of resources as the Brexit date approaches. Photo: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

The majority (61{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49}) of business owners are still betting on a Brexit deal being struck in the coming days, but think a bigger knock will come from chaos at British borders.

That’s according to fintech business lender MarketFinance, which interviewed 5,000 UK business owners last week.

The study showed that UK business owners ranked lack of clarity on new border control processes as the greatest challenge, followed by delays in