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Brexit has impacted the performance of UK consulting firms, data finds today (25th February 2019). In 2018 the UK consulting market grew by 5.6% to £8.2bn—a further decline in the growth rates recorded in 2017 (6.1%) and 2016 (7.5%).

Although the UK consulting market grew more slowly in 2018, some consulting firms reported a bumper year; however, others found the market very challenging as ongoing uncertainty has caused some clients to delay large programmes.

This mixed picture is further highlighted with the following: