EU Referendum: Timber traders back Remain vote, TTF survey shows
The results of the latest survey run by the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) among its members show a strong support for the UK to remain in the European Union.
According to the poll, 76 % of the respondents think the UK should stay in the EU, while 16% are in favour of leaving.
Considering the impact on the UK economy as a whole, 80% of the respondents believe the UK will benefit from remaining in the European Union, while 11% indicate ‘Brexit’ as the best solution.
In details, survey participants express concern about the uncertain economical and political scenario following a possible exit from the EU. Remarkably, comments stress how the replacement of European standards and regulations could affect UK trade over the coming years.
Respondents also highlight the necessity of a reformed EU where benefits and responsibilities are distributed more equally among member states.
“The TTF is not taking an official position on the referendum either way, but this survey gives an unequivocal view from the Members. It is perhaps unsurprising that uncertainty and lack of clarity from the Brexit camp about what leaving the EU would achieve does not impress a business sector for whom the EU is their biggest trading partner", says David Hopkins, Managing Director of the Timber Trade Federation.