EU referendum: BCC says businesses back Remain but gap narrows


The majority of business people plan to vote for the UK to remain in the EU but the gap with those wanting to leave has narrowed, a survey suggests.The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said 54% of 2,200 members it surveyed in April said they would vote Remain, down from 60% in February’s survey.
In contrast, 37% said they would vote to leave, up from 30% two months ago.
Almost all of those surveyed – 90% – said they were unlikely to change their opinion ahead of the 23 June vote.
The BCC’s acting director general Dr Adam Marshall said the gap had “clearly tightened”.
Britain Stronger in Europe, the official Remain campaign group, said the survey made it clear the majority of businesses wanted Britain to stay in the EU.