The latest results of the QCA's Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index are now available.
105 small/mid-size UK quoted companies and 47 advisory companies completed this survey in October/November 2018. Findings include:
- Small and mid-caps remain optimistic about their own prospects, despite remaining muted on the UK economic outlook – 74% expect to increase the number of employees in the next 12 months
- 47% of small and mid-caps plan to raise capital in the next 12 months
- 67% of companies and 72% of advisors believe the new AIM Rule 26 (requiring companies to adopt a recognised corporate governance code) will improve the integrity of AIM.
The QCA Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index is administered by YouGov and has been ongoing since 2011 and is an established source of information about the small and mid-sized quoted company sector.