IT pros call for UK to stay in the EU


IT professionals are the latest group to express confidence in the UK’s EU membership, with over two thirds (67%) saying that being a part of the EU gives them greater business confidence.

According to research from IP Expo Europe, IT leaders in Scotland expressed most business confidence (81%) in the EU, followed by London (76%) and Wales (75%).

However, while UK business confidence is still relatively high, recent figures from Grant Thornton showed confidence dropped to 65% in Q1 2015 from 68% in the previous quarter (Q4 2014). The study highlighted that the biggest concerns for UK business leaders are a lack of skilled workers, economic uncertainty, and regulation and red tape.

Bradley Maule-ffinch, IP Expo Europe’s director of strategy, said: “With economic uncertainty at an all-time high, it’s a critical time for businesses in the European Union. It’ll be interesting to see how business confidence changes in the coming months.”

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Ben Rossi

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