The UK will vote on whether to remain in the European Union on June 23 2016, announced Prime Minister David Cameron.
On February 20, Cameron called the first Saturday cabinet meeting since the Falklands War to recommend that the UK stays within a “reformed EU”.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), a campaigning pressure group that aims to protect the interests of small business owners and the self employed, commented on the referendum’s potential impact upon businesses within the UK.
Mike Cherry, Policy Director for the FSB, said: “FSB’s role as the voice of smaller businesses will be critical when the referendum campaign officially begins.
“Our research shows small business owners want both official campaigns to focus on the practical impact that remaining within or leaving the EU would have on their firms. We will push both sides to address the questions our members want to see answered, before they cast their vote.”