Franchising represents around 1% of the UK's GDP and is not far off the EU which is just under 2%. But could our exit from the EU give us the scope to increase this? In the US franchising represents 6% of GDP whilst in Australia it represents a massive 11%!Franchise Direct's commentary on Brexit's effects on franchising as a sector confirms that franchising holds strong (and even grows) in times of economic uncertainty. Only time will tell if franchising will grow in the UK after Brexit. But getting the message about franchising out there will be key to this. Franchise brands need to get their PR machines revving!