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The CBI’s relationship with 190,000 businesses of all sizes across the UK gives us a unique insight into what the EU referendum result means for UK prosperity. On this page you will find material on this topic - including our reactions to the referendum result and developments since then, detailed analysis, business case studies, and materials to support our members.

Reaction & Analysis

  1. NEW: Shaping Our Future (July 2016): Having consulted with over 500 CBI members since the EU referendum, this new report outlines the key business principles to underpin future UK negotiation with the EU. Read more
  2. Response to EU referendum result: Read the CBI reaction since the UK's vote to leave the European Union:
  3. Pre-referendum analysis and publications:
  4. FAQs: Find the answers to key questions around the CBI and EU reform and the referendum. Read more

Business views

Read pre-referendum case studies from businesses and other organisations across the UK on how the being in the EU impacts them: 

Also see what businesses were saying before the EU referendum according to sector, region and on specific issues: 


Information for CBI members

  1. Information Pack: a new post-EU referendum information pack for CBI members is available. It can be requested by getting in touch by email or accessed through our private EU LinkedIn group which you can join
  2. Consultation: we are undertaking a thorough consultation of our members' views on what the EU referendum result means for them and what their priorities are in any negotiation around a future UK-EU relationship. If you are a CBI member and would like more details, please contact
  3. Events: we are hosting a series of post-referendum events around the UK and in Brussels. Get in touch with the relevant CBI region to register.
    • Yorkshire & Humber (Leeds) - 18 July
    • Wales (North) - 19 July
    • Thames Valley - 19 July
    • North West (Cheadle) - 19 July
    • Scotland (Glasgow) - 20 July
    • East of England (Newmarket) - 20 July
    • Brussels - 20 July
    • Cumbria - 20 July
    • East Mids - 20 July
    • South East - 21 July 
    • South West (Filton & Exeter) - 21 July
    • Wales (South) - 22 July
    • North East (Newcastle) - 22 July
    • N. Ireland (Belfast) - 26 July
    • West Mids - 26 July
    • London - 29 July
  4. Email updates: we provide bi-weekly email updates to keep members informed of developments in relation to the EU referendum, and CBI activities in this area. If you are a CBI member and would to receive these, please notify

To contact a member of our team or request guidance, please get in touch.


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What our members are telling us:

Andy Wood
Chief Executive, Adnams

As we look to expand our business and increase our exports abroad, remaining in the EU brings us the certainty we need. Selling our British beer to Europe easily through the EU single market, and our largest export market of Sweden, means we can continue to grow our 420 strong workforce back home.

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