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Business Brexit: Firms in East Anglia and Midlands 'favour second referendum', survey shows

PUBLISHED: 09:52 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:39 02 October 2018

Mark Taylor of RSM Picture: RSM

Mark Taylor of RSM Picture: RSM


The majority of business leaders in East Anglia and the Midlands would welcome a second referendum on Brexit, a survey suggests.

Tax and audit firm RSM’s Brexit Monitor survey, conducted by YouGov, showed 58% of middle market business leaders in the region were either fully in favour of, or would broadly welcome, a second referendum on the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union. Only 15% said they would either not welcome, or would strongly oppose a second referendum.

The survey found support for a second referendum was highest in London and the south (at 67% respectively), while Scotland was the least favourable at 47%.

RSM’s Mark Taylor, said all eyes would be on the ‘crunch’ EU summit in mid-October. “Our Brexit Monitor survey shows that middle-market businesses are getting more concerned about the UK Government’s ability to secure a good deal,” he said.

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