GLG Tracker: Brexit Overview II

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GLG interviewed 80 C-level executives at UK companies with at least $100 million in revenue, revisiting the topic from January 2021.

What will you learn from this survey?

  • The survey looked at steps companies have already taken and the outlook for the future, providing comparisons with the data from January 2021.
  • Executives discussed their views on implications of Brexit on finances, immigration, as well as country and sector specific outcomes.
  • Respondents assessed the impact they believe the deal will have on the economy going forward.

Examples of findings:

  • Investment in the UK seems to be a larger part of long-term strategy for companies now, with 49% expecting to increase investment compared to 38% in the first wave of this project.
  • Our experts are expecting regulations to diverge from the EU, with 52% answering that regulations would diverge ‘somewhat’ or ‘a lot’, posing an increase from the previous 39% answering this before.
  • Respondents reported the main impact of Brexit so far to be “increased trade barriers with the EU” (44%), with the next response being “changes to the UK immigration policy” (selected by 23% of the respondents).


The GLG Surveys team drafted the questionnaire with the support of GLG Network Member, Jonathan Portes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at King’s College London.

The standard deliverable includes:

  • 1 x Individual responses (“raw data”), in Excel.
  • 1 x PPT report with aggregated data.
  • In-depth PowerPoint report of survey findings presented by the Network Member via webcast (optional).


  • Since January 1st 2021, which of the following actions did your company take?
  • In the next six months, which of the following actions do you expect your company to take?
  • What in your understanding are the key provisions of the “Brexit deal”?
  • How do you expect Brexit to affect your company in the short term (up to 3 years)?
  • How do you expect Brexit to affect your company in the medium to long term (5-10 years)?
  • What are the main potential implications of Brexit for your sector?
  • In your sector, do you expect the UK to seek equivalence or other forms of mutual recognition of regulatory standards with the EU?
  • How will you respond to the new immigration system?
  • Please rank what has been the main impact of Brexit on the UK so far
  • Please rank what has been the main impact of Brexit on your sector


The survey is available to subscribers of the Legal, Economic & Regulatory Affairs (LERA) sector (Limited subscriptions and above). Please contact your GLG representative for details on your firm’s access or click the button below to inquire.

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    • Questionnaire was drafted by Christopher Boyd, former Environmental Policy Development at European Commission.
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    • Questionnaire will be drafted by Kenneth Pollack, Resident Scholar of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
  • GLG Tracker: Brexit Overview
    • 80 CEOs of large companies across UK discussed their views on implications of Brexit on finances, immigration, as well as country and sector specific outcomes
    • Questionnaire was drafted by Jonathan Portes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at King’s College London. Data released in February 2021.

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