Tuesday, 16 April 2013

British Chambers of Commerce survey: EU is putting burdens on British businesses and making them uncompetitive

The few remaining British EU enthusiasts - including the BBC - have traditionally been eager to stress how much UK businesses benefit from EU membership. However, a new survey by the British Chambers of Commerce shows that a majority of British companies believe that EU is putting burdens on them and making them uncompetitive:

British businesses are largely in favour of a re-negotiation of the UK's relationship with the European Union, the the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) believes.
An 'EU Business Barometer' from the BCC gathered responses from more than 4,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors across the UK.
Its main finding was that most companies believe that re-negotiation - rather than further integration or outright withdrawal - is most likely to deliver business and economic benefit to the UK. Only 15% see the current situation as positive.
John Longworth, director general of the BCC, told the Today programme: "Businesses are looking to have the best outcome for themselves and for the UK.
"They definitely believe that the EU is putting burdens on them that make them uncompetitive in the world market."

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