Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union after its referendum in June 2016, the pound dropped to 30 year lows against the US dollar. The markets clearly wanted a ‘Remain’ victory. However, the UK economy has proven surprisingly resilient following Brexit. Despite this, 2017 will be a year of significant volatility for both the UK economy and the pound. The triggering of Article 50 – the legal process of leaving the EU – will spark a period of uncertainty around trade deals in particular. The triggering of Article 50 is anticipated to happen in March 2017, pending approval from MPs in the House of Commons.