As previously discussed by Clementine Travis, Deloitte has published its latest survey of CFOs. The research revealed that, in the first three months of the year, finance officers' optimism about the impact of leaving the European Union was at an 18-month high.

This is positive news for the City after months of negativity surrounding the Brexit vote and a huge boost to London, which remains the business centre over EU rivals such as Dublin, Paris or Frankfurt. 

Deloitte stresses that its main concern is access to skilled labour from Europe, which is something that many companies will be highlighting as their priority for the Brexit negotiations. A trade deal is the main talking point for commentators and Theresa May has made her intentions clear by saying that 'no deal is better than a bad deal'. However, the potential skills shortage must be addressed early on to put companies' minds at ease.