Britain and the EU: manufacturing an orderly exit

PUBLISHED 21 Sep 2016, 0:01


Brexit must be carefully-engineered to safeguard industry and secure new trade opportunities.

Britain and the EU: manufacturing an orderly exit, in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs, points to new findings showing that just 5% of British adults think that loss or damage to the UK manufacturing sector is a price worth paying for leaving the EU[1]. And, while acknowledging that the Government faces a difficult balancing act between free trade and free movement of workers, it warns against rushing through a ‘clumsy’ Brexit plan that could do lasting damage to UK manufacturing and the wider economy.

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1Research conducted by 3Gem on behalf of EEF between 19th - 26th August 2016 amongst a GB nationally representative sample of 2,000 adult respondents. In response to: ‘When Britain leaves the EU, which of the following, if any, do you agree with?’

 

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