British business group calls for early EU referendum

Delaying a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union risks poor timing for companies and politicians, the head of a leading business lobby group was to say Tuesday. British Prime Minister David Cameron is seeking to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s EU membership before holding an in/out referendum by the end of 2017. According to extracts of his speech released to media, he will add that while IoD members “believe some uncertainty is a price worth paying to resolve EU membership, delay puts a brake on decision-making, investment and the vigour of their businesses”.

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