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Please click the button below for my view of the pressures bearing upon negotiations between now and the turn of the year.

The appetite for certainty

The graphic below shows that the corporate budget season will shortly intersect with the date of Brexit. This means that unless there is a clear way forward by the turn of the year, companies will take it that they have no choice but to plan for no deal.

This raises the stakes over the next few weeks and promises a steamy time all round.