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In 2015 the Europe Direct Information Centre for Lancashire commissioned a report to gauge the attitudes by businesses in the county to the European Union (EU). It took a detailed look at how local businesses viewed this relationship and how they wanted to view the EU moving forward.  The report also measured the impact that the EU had on their operations including the issue of migrant workers.
The purpose of this 2016 EU Business Survey is capture the mood of the same businesses using the same questions to see if there has been any shift in attitude ahead of the  Referendum on the 24 June.   Irrespective of the result the outcome will have a significant impact on the UK’s business relationship with the EU.
It’s therefore important that we are able to understand how the Lancashire business community view this relationship and how it sees its relationship with the EU which,  with 23 million SME’s and 500 million citizens  represents the  world’s biggest trading block developing in the future
The survey was undertaken in conjunction with the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and we thank our colleagues there for their help and support. The results from the previous year’s findings are in brackets to ease of comparison.
Click the hyperlink below to access the survey report. We hope you find it both interesting and informative.
EU survey report April 2016

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