Lubbock Fine, 2 June 2021
Owner managed businesses form the backbone of the UK economy. An overall picture of the long-term impact of COVID-19 on this vital economic sector is some way off. It is clear that underneath the headline growth figures, many businesses that have been on life support are now in the early stages of recovery.
Our latest research, carried out in partnership with the Association of Practicing Accountants (APA), suggests there is a significant minority of owner managed businesses who have managed to pull through the last 12 months but are still struggling with the uncertain trading conditions.
The results from 435 owner managers have found:
Commenting on the findings, Mark Turner, Managing Partner at Lubbock Fine, said:
“Despite many owner managed businesses being faced with the challenge of business survival, the government support measures have helped numerous trades to continue operating with financial stability.
As accountants and business advisers, we will continue to help our clients on their road to recovery in these ambiguous conditions.
We must remain flexible but also vigilant over the coming months, not only by setting out a recovery strategy with the use of government support, but also continuing to develop contingency plans for the unseen future.”
If you’re looking for assistance on any of the above issues, please get in touch with Mark Turner, Managing Partner (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your usual Lubbock Fine contact.