Access to Single European Market key to UK competitiveness says business leaders

A survey for The City UK groups shows that 84% of business leaders surveyed want the UK to remain a member of the EU.

Ipsos interviewed 101 UK based CEOs, chairmen, CIOs, board members, directors and partners of companies with a variety of specialisms, drawn from TheCityUK’s member companies. TheCityUK’s members are representative of the financial and related professional services industry as a whole.

    EU Single Market Membership Survey from Ipsos


    The report however reveals that whilst the overwhelming majority of respondents are in favour of remaining in the EU, reform is also needed. 65% of those surveyed feel that regulatory change from the EU is one of the most significant challenges to their business and 56% viewed the volume of EU regulation as one of their biggest hurdles.

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    Ipsos interviewed a representative sample of 101 TheCityUK members across Great Britain. Interviews were conducted online between 19 August and 24 October 2013. Reminder emails were issued during fieldwork to those who had not completed the survey and telephone calls were also used to encourage participation. Five interviews were conducted over the telephone.

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