The Telegraph reports today on Deloitte's survey of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and their beliefs about the business climate. Although the majority still believe that the business environment will worsen once the UK has left the EU, the findings are compelling and CFOs seem much more optimistic about prospects than three months ago - 26% agreed that now is a good time to take on more risk, compared with 21% last quarter. The survey also shows optimism around hiring, with only 30% of CFOs saying that Brexit will cause them to slow hiring, down from 39% last quarter and 66% following the EU Referendum.

Now that Article 50 has been triggered, perhaps businesses are feeling less unsure and more optimist about post-Brexit prospects.