Small Business Sentiment in the United Kingdom increased to 29 in the second quarter of 2021 from -7 in the first quarter of 2021. source: Confederation of British Industry

Small Business Sentiment in the United Kingdom averaged -4.57 from 1978 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 40 in the second quarter of 1983 and a record low of -84 in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Small Business Sentiment - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Small Business Sentiment - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2021.

Small Business Sentiment in the United Kingdom is expected to be 29.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Small Business Sentiment in the United Kingdom to stand at 9.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Small Business Sentiment is projected to trend around 5.00 in 2022 and 1.00 in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Small Business Sentiment

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
29.00 -7.00 40.00 -84.00 1978 - 2021 Quarterly
NSA

United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 27.00 38.00 55.00 -87.00 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 60.40 63.90 65.60 32.60 points [+]
Services PMI 57.80 62.40 62.90 13.40 points [+]
Industrial Production 20.60 27.20 27.20 -24.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.80 -1.00 10.60 -19.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 27.70 39.10 39.10 -30.30 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 73.90 64.50 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 11310.00 10083.00 25109.00 5806.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders 17.00 19.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories -1215.00 2848.00 11982.00 -10447.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 2384.00 3053.00 6961.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 116726.00 113790.00 118566.00 931.00 GBP Million [+]
Car Production 69097.00 54962.00 185157.00 197.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 186128.00 156737.00 562337.00 4321.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment 29.00 -7.00 40.00 -84.00 [+]
Internet Speed 16920.86 16337.23 16920.86 3085.89 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 27493519.00 26782989.00 27493519.00 13305856.00 IP [+]
Leading Economic Index 3.60 1.50 16.90 -18.80 percent [+]
Private Investment -10.70 5.90 60.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Mining Production -16.90 -16.80 851.30 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 710.00 702.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.20 81.99 82.11 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 8.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite PMI 57.70 62.20 62.90 13.80 points [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 5.00 4.00 32.00 3.00 [+]
Corruption Index 77.00 77.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 11.00 12.00 20.00 8.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 9.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 70630.00 59180.00 102850.00 52640.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


United Kingdom Small Business Sentiment
In the United Kingdom, the Small Business Sentiment measures measures the expectations of business conditions for companies with up to 199 employees. The Questionnaire accesses the overall sentiment regarding general and export business situation, investment, capacity, order books, employment, output, stocks, prices competitiveness regarding domestic, EU and non-EU markets and innovation and training. For each assessment is computed a sub-index as the percentage of positive answers minus the percentage of negative answers. The composite index is then computed as the weighted average of the sub-indices. An Optimism Index of +100 indicates that all survey respondents are much more confident about future prospects, while -100 suggests that all survey respondents are much less confident about future prospects. An index level of 0 indicates neutrality.