News / Brexit uncertainty hits Northern tech firms

Almost half of tech and digital companies in the North West have felt the effects from uncertainty around Brexit, according to Manchester Digital’s most recent digital skills audit.

Of those businesses, 56 per cent cited concerns around losing key staff members and how they will fill gaps if overseas workers’ rights are changed. A further 48 per cent stated that customers are delaying work or they have seen a slow-down in orders since the UK voted to leave the EU.

Results also showed that more than a quarter (27 per cent) have had to turn away work as a result of not being able to find the right talent.

When asked which skillsets are likely to grow in importance for their business, developer was once again the most in demand and also the most difficult role to fill, with almost half (49 per cent) of organisations stating that they struggle to recruit developers with the adequate level of training.

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Brexit uncertainty hits Northern tech firms