Small and medium-sized businesses shrugged off the potential impact of new US president Donald Trump, but warned that Brexit was likely to shorten the lease lengths they looked for on property.

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Citibase research, shared exclusively with Property Week at the time, revealed that two thirds of SME bosses believed Trump would either have a positive or no impact on their business.

However, the survey also found that the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the UK’s exit from the EU had altered the length of lease that companies were willing to take on.