WILTSHIRE firms’ worst fear is a further period of uncertainty if there is no conclusive agreement following next week’s Brexit vote in Parliament.

A recent survey by the Wessex Chamber of Commerce of its 3,000-plus members has revealed that firms want MPs to bring the current uncertainty to an end.

Rob Perks, the Chamber’s chief executive, said: “Whatever the deal, we need to bring matters to a conclusion.

“The worst outcome would be an extension to Article 50 and a further period of uncertainty which is the most severe and wide-ranging impact of all.”

Many of the Chamber’s members voiced concerns about import and export tariffs, interruptions to cashflow, and the lack of information available.

Some firms were concerned about the impact on lead times for obtaining imported goods for their supply chains and exporters were concerned about delivering their products to EU markets.

J & T Beaven, which employs 12 people in Holt, exports between 70 and 80 per cent of its car care accessories to Europe.

Company secretary Frank Holmes said: “Someone has got to sort this out and do it quite quickly.

“Because of the current uncertainty, we just don’t know where we are. Anything that impacts on our trade with Europe will have a negative effect on this company.”

But Toby Ovens, managing director of Broughton Transport, which employs 50 people and has a fleet of 25 vehicles at Broughton Gifford, said he doesn’t mind a no-deal Brexit agreement.

“We are adopting a ‘wait and see’ approach. It will become clearer after the vote but it is looking increasingly likely we will have a no-deal result.”