10th May 2016
Business support for Brexit is growing
This is according to the latest survey from the British Chambers of Commerce.
However, most of its members want to remain in the EU.
According to the British Chambers of Commerce, 37% of its members will vote to leave the EU at the referendum next month.
The proportion of BCC members voting to leave has risen from 30% at the time of the last survey, which was carried out in late January and early February this year.
54% of BCC members will vote to remain. This has fallen from 60% when the survey was last conducted.
According to BCC acting director general Adam Marshall:
“Although a clear majority of the business people we surveyed continue to express a preference to remain in the European Union, the gap between ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ has narrowed significantly in recent weeks,”
It is worth noting that the latest BCC online survey of its members was carried out before new reports from Britain’s finance ministry, the International Monetary Fund and others warning of economic damage if Britain leaves the EU.
The survey also revealed that 71% of BCC members found the EU referendum debate was having no impact on sales. 80% of its members said the debate was having no impact on investment.
Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce is hosting an EU Referendum Debate at Cranleigh Arts Centre at lunchtime on Friday 13th May, chaired by Anne Milton MP.
We will be carrying out an entry and exit poll of attendees, to get a better picture of voting intentions locally.
A limited number of free tickets are still available for this event, after it sold out earlier today and we were able to release 10 additional spaces.
Reserve your ticket now to avoid disappointment at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-big-cranleigh-eu-referendum-debate-tickets-24596046437