One survey this week has already shone a light on British business and their plans in a post-Brexit environment, or at least the interim period of uncertainty until the U.K. knows more about its future outside of the EU.
A poll by the Institute of Directors (IoD) on Monday showed that nearly two-thirds of 1,092 members think the result is negative for their business, with 24 percent expecting to put a freeze on recruitment, and 5 percent expecting to make redundancies.
Meanwhile, an anecdotal comment from Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, on Sunday also did little to lighten the mood that businesses will be largely unaffected for the next few months.
"My neighbor here in Chiswick (London), who runs a small IT company catering predominantly to the financial and legal industries, told me this morning that virtually his entire order book was canceled on Friday by clients who are putting their projects on hold," he said in a note.
"For everyone of these 'micro disasters', there needs to be an SME (small to medium-sized business) in north England who expands his book because of the supposedly good news of Brexit. I'll venture a guess: It won't happen."