UK manufacturing will have a stronger future if Britain remains in the EU, according to a recent poll of more than 500 industry professionals about the EU Referendum.
Just under half (49%) of respondents believe the remain vote will be more beneficial to the future strength of the sector. 30% felt this would be better achieved by exiting the EU.
However, when suppliers were asked if their company’s future would be stronger with Britain in or out of the EU, 46% opted to remain and 13% to leave. 7% were unsure and one third don’t believe the vote’s outcome will make any difference.
The survey also asked pollsters whether, as individuals, they think Britain should leave or remain in the EU. Exactly 50% said remain, 37% would like to leave and 13% were unsure.
The poll was conducted by Subcon, the UK’s manufacturing supply chain event, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. It takes place from 7–9 June at the NEC, Birmingham.
Q1 Do you think Britain should leave or remain in the EU?
A1 Remain 50%
A2 Leave 37%
A3 Unsure 13%
Q2 Do you think your company will have a stronger future if Britain leaves the EU or remains in the EU?
A1 Remain 46%
A2 Leave 13%
A3 Unsure 7%
A4 No difference 34%
Q3 Do you think the UK manufacturing industry will have a stronger future if Britain leaves the EU or remains in the EU?
A1 Remain 49%
A2 Leave 30%
A3 Unsure 8%
A4 No difference 13%