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EU membership: Impact on business examined

13 June 2016

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee hears from the Business Council of Vote Leave and Business for New Europe as part of their inquiry into Business views on EU referendum. The Committee also hears from business men and women working in different sectors and different markets, about how membership of the EU affects their business, and what this means for how they will approach the referendum on 23 June.


Tuesday 14 June 2016, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 9.30am: Campaigning bodies

  • John Longworth, Chair of the Business Council of Vote Leave
  • Roland Rudd, Chair, Business for New Europe

At 10.15am: Business delivering goods

  • Jennifer Brown, Managing Director, pampeano
  • Paul Kahn, President, Airbus Group UK
  • Pam Watts, Financial Director, SWEEEP Kuusakoski
  • Guy Schanschieff, Managing Director, Bambino Mio

At 11am: Business delivering service

  • Stephen Kon, Senior Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Alex Depledge, former CEO and founder of
  • Julie Price, Insurance Broker, Julie Price & Co Ltd
  • Phil Eckersley, Managing Director, Bridgewater Home Care

Chair's comment

BIS Committee Chair Iain Wright said:

"Business reasons have been cited on both sides of the EU debate, from the costs and benefits of membership such as complying with regulation, access to skills and labour through the free movement of people, and the effect being in the single market has on attracting Foreign Direct Investment.

The Business Committee will use these two sessions to test the basis of these arguments and help the British public make a better informed decision on 23 June."

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