Brexit Backers Close Gap on `Remain’ in BCC Poll of Businesses

Support for the U.K. leaving the European Union is increasing among business people, according to a survey that will boost the Brexit campaign with polls showing the debate finely balanced ahead of next month’s referendum.

About 54 percent of “senior” business people said they’ll choose to remain in the 28-nation EU in the June 23 vote, the British Chambers of Commerce said Tuesday in an e-mailed statement. That’s down from 60 percent in February, with support for a “Leave” vote rising to 37 percent from 30 percent.

“As the EU referendum campaign enters the final straight, the race for the business vote has clearly tightened,” BCC Acting Director-General Adam Marshall said.


Craig Erlam
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the BBC and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, FOX Business and BNN. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.