London, 8th September 2015 – UK IT professionals are the latest group to express confidence in the UK’s EU membership, with over two thirds (67%) saying that being a part of the EU gives them greater business confidence, according to new research from IP EXPO Europe, Europe’s number one IT event.
However, while UK business confidence is still relatively high, recent figures from Grant Thornton show confidence dropped to 65% in Q1 2015 from 68% in the previous quarter (Q4 2014). The study highlights that the biggest concerns for UK business leaders are a lack of skilled workers, economic uncertainty, and regulation and red tape.
Bradley Maule-ffinch, IP EXPO Europe’s director of strategy, says: “With economic uncertainty at an all-time high, it’s a critical time for businesses in the European Union. It’ll be interesting to see how business confidence changes in the coming months.”
According to research from IP EXPO Europe, IT leaders in Scotland expressed most business confidence (81%) in the EU, followed by London (76%) and Wales (75%).
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This survey was conducted online by Redshift Research in June 2015 on behalf of IP EXPO Europe, and surveyed 500 IT departments within businesses across the UK.
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IP EXPO Europe 2015 now features three new themes – Data Analytics Europe, DevOps Europe and Unified Communications Europe, joining the existing Cloud and Infrastructure, Data Centre and Cyber Security areas – incorporating six events under one roof for the first time ever, and making it the most comprehensive business-enhancing experience for those across IT, industry, finance and facilities roles.