• Almost 40% of business people DO NOT believe their companies will be worse off following a BREXIT
• Over 1/3 of business people DO NOT believe the Irish economy will suffer after BREXIT
• Just under 20% of Irish businesses believe they will be BETTER OFF following BREXIT
• 88% of Irish businesses DO NOT think Ireland should consider leaving the EU.
11th July, 2016; Dublin, Ireland: Goldfish, the business-to-business cloud telecoms firm has undertaken a snap poll of its customers, to get their views on the prospects for their businesses and the wider economy follow the U.K. voting to leave the EU. The responses show some surprising results; far from being wholly pessimistic following the BREXIT outcome, a large percentage of business people believe it could benefit their businesses and the Irish economy, or will not have any detrimental effects.
238 customers responded to the snap poll. The first question asked whether respondents believed their businesses would better or worse off following BREXIT. Whilst the majority (61%) answered worse off, given the pessimism in the media this was expected to be higher. However, almost two fifths (39%) answered that they believed that they would be either better off or that there would be no effect on their business.