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Businesses back Cameron’s fight against Brexit

23 February 2016 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal

Hundreds of business leaders from organisations including Carillion and Serco have written a letter to The Times newspaper stating that they believe Britain is “better off staying in a reformed European Union”.


The letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, on behalf of nearly 200 business leaders from companies including National Grid Utilities, Babcock International Group, and Mace Group, states:


“The businesses we lead represent every sector and region of the UK. Together we employ hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Following the prime minister’s renegotiation, we believe that Britain is better off staying in a reformed European Union. He has secured a commitment from the EU to reduce the burden of regulation, deepen the single market and to sign off crucial international trade deals.


“Business needs unrestricted access to the European market of 500 million people in order to continue to grow, invest and create jobs. We believe that leaving the EU would deter investment, threaten jobs, and put the economy at risk. Britain will be stronger, safer and better off remaining a member of the EU.”