SME: legislation as a major obstacle to running the business, by sector UK 2014-2018

This statistic displays the share of small and medium enterprises (SME) expecting legislation and regulation to be a major obstacle to running the business in the next 12 months in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2nd quarter 2014 to 2nd quarter 2018, by sector. In 2018, it was found that the agricultural sector had the highest proportion of SMEs that saw legislation as a major obstacle, at 30 percent.
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Share of small and medium enterprises (SME) expecting legislation and regulation to be a major obstacle to running the business in the next 12 months in the United Kingdom (UK) as 2nd quarter 2014 to 2nd quarter 2018, by sector*
Q2 2014Q2 2015Q2 2016Q2 2017Q2 2018
Agriculture, Hunting and Forestry; Fishing18%19%19%20%30%
Transport, Storage and Communication13%12%15%12%22%
Hotels and Restaurants14%13%14%17%17%
Manufacturing12%8%14%17%15%
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repairs11%12%11%20%20%
Construction16%13%10%11%19%
Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities11%11%9%13%19%
Health and Social work9%7%9%7%14%
Other Community, Social and Personal Service Activities7%7%8%13%12%
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