PM: EU referendum could be this summer

Should we stay or should we go?

The PM has indicated he’s hopeful of holding the EU referendum this summer, which could mean a June vote to remain in or leave the EU.

Last June, ADS and KPMG published a report that concluded that EU membership – the integrated supply chains, access to R&D funding and influence over regulations we’d have to comply with anyway – benefits the UK’s Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors.

The report also set out a clear call for change, both in the EU’s efficiency and the way in which the UK engages with the EU.

And in a survey conducted last year, 86% of ADS members said it would be better for their business if the UK voted to remain in the EU. Only 2% said it would be better for their business if the UK voted to leave.

As and when the PM concludes his negotiations with the EU, ADS will survey our members again seeking their views on whether it would be better for their business if the UK voted to leave or remain in the EU.

We’ll keep you posted on the results!