Nearly one-fifth of British businesses favor complete withdrawal from the European Union, a new survey has found.
The survey of nearly 4,400 British businesses carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce revealed that 18 percent of businesses said a full withdrawal would have a positive impact.
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However, 64 percent favored Britain staying in the single market, but transferring specific powers back from Brussels to Westminster. Only 11 percent were against such a move.
"These results say a lot about the U.K. business community's attitudes towards Britain's relationship with the European Union. Companies believe that re-negotiation, rather than further integration or outright withdrawal, is most likely to deliver business and economic benefit to the U.K.," John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said.
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