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The outcome of the EU referendum will shape the future for generations to come and the CBI’s relationship with 190,000 businesses of all sizes across the UK gives us a unique insight into what the result will mean for UK prosperity. On this page you will find material on this topic - including our analysis and surveys, business case studies, and materials to support our members.

The economic case for remaining

  1. Two Futures: Read our paper detailing what the EU referendum means for the UK's prosperity and why our members believe our best future is served by remaining in the European Union. Read more
  2. Leaving the EU: Implications for the UK economy: Read independent analysis from PwC on the projected economic impact if the UK were to leave the European Union. Read more
  3. Brexit: The Business View: Watch the lecture delivered by CBI Director-General, Carolyn Fairbairn and Director of Economics, Rain Newton-Smith at London Business School. See more
  4. Member consultation & survey: Read the results of our new 2016 member consultation - 80% of CBI members think remaining in the EU is best for their business. Read more
  5. FAQs: Find the answers to key questions around the CBI and business and EU reform and referendum. Read more



Business views

Read case studies from businesses and other organisations across the UK on how the being in the EU impacts them: 

Also see what businesses are saying about the EU referendum according to sector, region and on specific issues: 


Materials for CBI members

  1. Information pack: we have created a set of materials to help CBI members prepare for the EU referendum. This includes guidance on assessing the impact on your organisation, internal and external communication, legal and regulatory considerations, and the main arguments and facts and figures around the debate. Read more
  2. Checklist: a list of issues for businesses to consider when evaluating the potential consequences of a change in the UK’s relationship with the EU. Read more
  3. Email updates: we provide bi-weekly email updates to keep members informed of developments in relation to the EU referendum, and CBI activities in this area.

To contact a member of our team or request guidance, please get in touch.


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What our members are telling us:

Andy Wood
Chief Executive, Adnams

As we look to expand our business and increase our exports abroad, remaining in the EU brings us the certainty we need. Selling our British beer to Europe easily through the EU single market, and our largest export market of Sweden, means we can continue to grow our 420 strong workforce back home.

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