EU Referendum Campaigns Must Answer Small Business Questions

April 18, 2016 by Andy Crow

EU referendum campaigns must answer small business questions

Last week the Electoral Commission saw ‘Vote Leave’ and ‘Britain Stronger in Europe’ designated as the two official LEAVE and REMAIN EU referendum campaign groups.

There is still a great deal of doubt over the true economic impact to the UK if we vote to leave or to remain in the EU.

There are 5.4 million small businesses in the UK and they will be a crucial swing group in the referendum with most people admitting that they could still be swayed.

It is therefore vital that both campaigns provide the answers small businesses owners need in order to make the right choice for them and their businesses.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has written to both campaigns asking them to answer the top ten questions that UK small businesses want answered before they cast their vote.

The top areas small businesses say will influence how they will vote in the EU referendum are facts regarding:-:

  1. EU governance (e.g. EU decision making)
  2. Free movement of people
  3. Cost of EU membership
  4. Administrative burden on businesses as a result of complying with regulation
  5. Economic impact on the UK
  6. Trade with EU Countries
  7. Access to the Single Market
  8. Trade with non-EU Countries
  9. EU funding
  10. Competition

There is no doubt that clarity of information is required before we make decisions that will affect both our businesses and us personally.

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