Only 5% of council leaders optimistic about Brexit

By Ann McGauran | 29 October 2019

Councils are increasingly downbeat about the impact of Brexit, with nearly three quarters (71%) of chiefs expecting it to have a ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ impact on their local economy.

Those who expect it to have a positive or very positive impact have halved to 5% since March 2018, according to the New Local Government Network’s (NLGN) latest Leadership Index.

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