EU referendum portal

June 14, 2016 10:31 am

The Chamber has put together an information portal taking into account the key considerations for the business community ahead of the upcoming EU referendum.

The Chamber is an apolitical organisation and is maintaining a strictly neutral stance in relation to the referendum. The Chamber, in partnership with law firm Eversheds, has produced a fact-based briefing document about the UK’s current relationship with the EU and how this might change in the wake of a vote to either remain a member, or to leave. It can be viewed by clicking here.

The Chamber’s role is to support its members with information and briefing sessions on how the UK’s relationship with the EU currently works and will develop if the country votes remain, along with looking at the different questions that will have to be answered in the event of a vote to leave.

Chamber research does not reveal deeply-entrenched positions on either side of the EU debate, rather that businesses simply want more information and greater clarity on issues such as EU red tape and legislation, employment law and reforms to the Single Market for goods and services.

All voters who own or run a business and employ people will need to make their decision based on the trade and economic prospects of staying in, or leaving, the EU. The Chamber is committed to ensuring they fully understand the nature of the UK’s relationship with the EU, the rights and obligations it has as a member state and the potential impact of leaving the EU.

Regardless of whether the vote results in the UK staying or leaving the EU, the Chamber will be on the front foot in ensuring its members have access to the right information to support their planning for continued success.

Campaign Briefing Sheets

The British Chambers of Commerce has worked with both campaigns in the forthcoming EU Referendum to produce a series of one-page briefings on business-critical issues. The briefings include background information on why the issues matter to business and present the arguments of each campaign side-by-side.

Each campaign was asked what businesses could expect from the future under their preferred referendum outcome.

Individual briefing sheets can be found via this link.



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