Research Report

The State of Small Business Britain 2022: From Crisis to Crisis

ERC Research Report



Associated Themes
  • Business Growth
  • Innovation
  • Management and Leadership
  • Sustainability

The State of Small Business Britain report is the Enterprise Research Centre’s annual review of trends and issues affecting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. The report draws together and summarises several different strands of the Centre’s research to give a picture of the landscape for the UK’s SMEs in 2022.
2022 has been another extremely challenging year for the UK’s SMEs. Many have spent the year dealing with a range of after-effects associated with the pandemic, whilst also facing Brexit impacts, rising energy prices and sharp increases in the cost of doing business.