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UK IT pros say no to a Brexit

In July we reported that nearly half of MPs think a “Brexit” would either be good for businesses or have no impact, despite the fact the majority of UK businesses would rather stay in the EU.

A survey by Redshift Research and IP Expo Europe found that the UK IT sector is also in favour of remaining in the Union. The poll found that over two thirds (67%) of the 500 UK-based IT professionals surveyed think being a part of the EU gives them greater business confidence. Support for the EU is highest in Scotland (81%) and London (76%).

The results echo previous polls which have found nearly three quarters of UK businesses wish to remain within the EU. A study by The Entrepreneurs Network found just under 60% of Conservative MPs think Britain leaving the EU would be good for business, compared to 95% of Labour supporters who think it would be bad for business.

The campaigns for and against the UK leaving the European Union are just starting to warm up, and we have many months of mud-slinging and poll-taking ahead of us.

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Dan Swinhoe

Dan is a journalist at CSO Online. Previously he was Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect.

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