On 29th March British Prime Minister Theresa May signed the document informing the European Council of Britain's intention to leave the European Union. This means that the UK should officially leave the EU no later than April 2019. Once the EU27 have formally agreed a response, the European commission is expected to quickly present more detailed draft directives and recommend the opening of the exit negotiations.
The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy has been working in cooperation with COBCOE on the COBCOE's Brexit Project, designed to collect and present the voice of European business to the negotiating parties. As part of this Project, a series of common points have been distilled from our business roundtables, and we have formulated a questionnaire to complement our qualitative data with wider quantitative research.
UK Referendum 23 June 2016
A Referendum was held on Thursday 23 June 2016, to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union.
Leave won by 52% to 48%.
The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting. It was the highest turnout in a UK-wide vote since the 1992 general election.