A poll carried out by Nicklin Business Advisors has found a majority of respondents backing Brexit. The firm, which has offices in Halesowen and Worcester, invited small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to respond to the poll.
Of those who responded, 55 per cent backed Brexit while 32 per cent thought Britain should remain in the EU. The remaining 13 per cent thought not enough information was available to make an informed decision.
There are now only weeks to go before Britain goes to the polls on Thursday 23 June 2016 to decide whether it will leave or remain in the EU and many SMEs are asking how different outcomes will affect them.
SMEs are the backbone of the UK economy with a total annual turnover of more than £1.8 trillion. They employ more than 15 million people, accounting for 60 per cent of all private sector employment in the UK.
David Wright, Managing Partner at Nicklin Business Advisors, said: “The outcome of the EU Referendum will potentially have a major impact on SMEs across all sectors. Our survey shows that while a majority have real concerns about the EU and are backing Brexit, a significant number are worried that they don’t yet have enough information to make a decision.
“I hope both sides of the debate will give SMEs an accurate picture of how the outcome will affect them and their customers so they can make informed decisions when they go to the polls.”
He added: “Here at Nicklins we’ll continue to provide businesses of all sizes with expert advice on all aspects of tax and finance, whatever the outcome on 23 June.”