The State of Small Business Britain report 2019  has been launched at the 6th Annual State of Small Business Britain conference held by the ERC.

The increasing levels of political uncertainty in the UK sets the context for this review of trends in the small business community in mid-2019. We seek to provide an overview of business confidence and the extent to which that is reflected in the key datasets we have been monitoring for many years.

We focus on the following:

• Business Confidence

• Job Creation and Destruction

• Entrepreneurship

• Firm Growth

Alongside this we will highlight some of the key messages coming out of our core research programme, which provide insights into current debates on high-growth, productivity and management practices.