The April 2016 IoD Policy Voice survey addressed the topics of UK and Europe, and the March Budget. Below are some of the survey highlights:

  • Top EU links: export services (42%), employees (39%), supply to businesses which trade with EU (34%) – see chart below.
  • 58% agree access to Single Market is important for their business.
  • 76% agree EU is too focused on internal debates.
  • 75% agree an unreformed EU is on path to economic decline.
  • 79% think cutting CGT by 8% while extending Entrepreneurs’ Relief would make business investments more attractive.
  • 42% consider that the cut in corporation tax will increase foreign direct investment in the UK.

58pc of UK Directors agree that access to European Single Market is important for their business

Source: April 2016 Policy Voice Survey, IoD