Smaller businesses are preparing to hike prices over the Christmas period as they continue to feel the strain of rising costs and supply chain disruption.
Around four in five mid-sized firms said they are expecting supply-chain strains, rising costs and Covid-19 restrictions to hamper trading in the next month, according to a report.
A third said they were planning to hike their prices, according to a survey of 500 businesses by accountancy firm BDO.
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