What are you basing your claim of ‘business in general is doing well’ on? I’m not having a snipe at you, genuinely interested in your sources. Productivity and real wages still not reached 2008 levels. UK economy grown this year at it’s slowest rate for a decade with a contraction in the second quarter this year and narrowly avoiding recession in the third quarter.
Purely anecdotal, but I wouldn’t say any of the companies I’ve worked at over the past few years have been positive about the impact of Brexit - ranging from SMEs, to larger multinational firms. I think it’s a bit naive to assume that post-Brexit everything will go back to normal. Several larger companies I’ve worked with have set up subsidiaries in other EU-member states, with the implication being that they will invest in these and reduce activity in Scotland post-Brexit, should it be a negative outcome. Companies with a high proportion of EU suppliers have been incredibly negative about the impact Brexit will have on tariffs and what this will do to profit margins. Other companies have built up a large excess of stock in preparation. Other companies have been fearful regarding how it will affect their workforce, being employers with a majority of Eastern and Central European workers.
I just get the impression that it’s slightly disingenuous to suggest that all the investment held back will just ‘come forward’ after Brexit. Maybe you’re better informed though.