Research

81% of UK business leaders want Europe to take a greater role in tackling climate change’

81% of UK business leaders want Europe to take a greater role in tackling climate change’

Author: BNE/Ipsos MORI Captains of Industry Survey

This report presents interim findings of the 2009 study of Captains of Industry, part of Ipsos MORI’s programme of regular multi-sponsored studies among key audiences.


Methodology details:

Total number of respondents who have so far participated: 96

Please note that final target = 100 interviews

Respondents are board-level directors of FTSE 500 firms, top 500 industrial firms by turnover and top 100 financial companies by capital employed
Fieldwork: 7 September  –  8 December 2009

Where results do not sum to 100%, this may be due to computer rounding, multiple responses or the exclusion of don't know categories


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  • Published December 15, 2009
An Indispensable Relationship: Economic Linkages between the UK and the rest of the European Union

An Indispensable Relationship: Economic Linkages between the UK and the rest of the European Union

Author: A research report compiled by Oxford Economics for BNE

This report, commissioned by Business for New Europe and produced by Oxford Economics, highlights many of the important economic linkages between the UK and the rest of Europe. It reveals the extensive trade, capital, investment, labour market and other flows between the UK and the continent. In so doing, it sheds light on the umbilical cord linking the UK with mainland Europe and the way our economies are increasingly dependent on each other for their well-being.

The report emphasizes that despite not being a member of the euro, there has been a quiet economic “Europeanisation” of the UK.

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  • Published February 3, 2009
British Public supports European Cooperation on Credit Crunch

British Public supports European Cooperation on Credit Crunch

Author: BNE/YouGov

BNE Polling with Yougov on the Credit Crunch

The following questions are about the EU and the global economic crisis.

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  • Published November 12, 2008

Other publications

British Business supports past and future enlargement

Author: Business For New Europe and Woodnewton Associates

Continental Research surveyed a random sample of 200 medium and large businesses across Great Britain

Fieldwork was conducted by telephone between 12th – 16th May2008

Medium businesses are defined as having a turnover of £1m-£20m and  large businesses are defined as having a turnover of £20m+

The data is weighted by size, region and sector

Interviews were conducted with senior financial decision makers in each business

All figures given are percentages and are based on the full sample unless otherwise stated

Figures based on the full sample have a confidence interval of approximately +4-6%

Where results to not add up to 100, this may be due to multiple responses, computer rounding or the exclusion of don’t knows / not stated

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  • Published May 20, 2008

Floodgates or turnstiles? Post-EU enlargement migration flows to (and from) the UK

Author: Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

This report updates and supersedes two previous IPPR publications on EU enlargement and migration: one published in February 2004 looking ahead to migration implications of the 2004 round of EU enlargement (Sriskandarajah 2004) and another on the migration implications of Romanian and Bulgarian accession published in April 2006 (Drew and Sriskandarajah 2006). As time and resources allow, we hope to further update this report in the future.

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  • Published April 13, 2008

Economic Nationalism

Author: The Smith Institute

The Smith Institute is an independent think tank that has been set up to undertake research and education in issues that flow from the changing relationship between social values and economic imperatives. In recent years the institute has centred its work on the policy implications arising from the interactions of equality, enterprise and equity.

This collection of essays opens up the debate about the benefits and costs of more open markets and discusses the winners and losers of globalisation. By way of comment, analysis and case studies, the authors provide an insight into current thinking about world trade and the resurgence of economic nationalism. In particular, the essays explore the impact on the UK of creeping protectionism and develop the argument for a stronger EU commitment to free trade and a more forward-looking and positive approach towards globalisation.

The Smith Institute thanks Zaki Cooper (Director of Business for New Europe) for agreeing to edit this collection of essays, and gratefully acknowledges the support of Business for New Europe and EDS towards this publication and the associated seminar.

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  • Published October 14, 2007

Business Leaders Suport EU Treaty (PART 2)

Author: Business For New Europe

The business leaders are speaking in a personal capacity, and not on behalf of any business(es) they work for.

Sir Michael Bishop (Chairman, BMI British Midland); Roger Carr (Chairman, Centrica); Guy Dawson (Founding Partner, Tricorn Partners); Niall FitzGerald (Chairman, Reuters); Sir Philip Hampton (Chairman, Sainsbury); Lord John Kerr (Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc); Vijay Patel (CEO, Waymade Healthcare); Colin Perry (Chairman, LTE Scientific Ltd); Stuart Popham (Senior Partner, Clifford Chance); Sir Mike Rake (Chairman, KPMG International); Bryan Sanderson (Co-Chairman, Asia Task Force); Sir Martin Sorrell (CEO, WPP); Peter Sutherland (Chairman, BP); Bill Thomas (President - Europe, Middle East & Africa, EDS); Rosemary Thorne (Non-Executive Director of both Cadbury Schweppes and Abbey National); Lord Christopher Tugendhat (Chairman - European Advisory Board, Lehman Brothers); Anthony Ullmann (Managing Director, Autofil Worldwide Ltd); Philippe Varin (CEO, Corus); Hugh Morgan Williams (Chairman Canford Group plc).

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  • Published June 10, 2007

Business Leaders Suport EU Treaty (PART 1)

Author: Woodnewton Associates

Continental Research surveyed a random sample of 201 medium and large businesses across Great Britain

Fieldwork was conducted by telephone between 29th May - 4th June 2007

Medium businesses are defined as having a turnover of £1m-£20m and large businesses are defined as having a turnover of £20m+

The data is weighted by size, region and sector

Interviews were conducted with senior financial decision makers in each business

All figures given are percentages and are based on the full sample unless otherwise stated

Figures based on the full sample have a confidence interval of approximately +4-6%

Where results to not add up to 100, this may be due to multiple responses, computer rounding or the exclusion of don’t knows / not stateds

The questions were designed and the research project managed by Woodnewton Associates

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  • Published June 10, 2007

Poll of business leaders opinion about the European Single Market

Author: Ipsos MORI

BNE Topline results

Questions:

How helpful do you think the European single market has been to UK business?

How strongly do you support or oppose giving more powers to the European Commission to implement fully the single market?

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  • Published December 14, 2006

Poll of business leaders opinion about the EU

Author: YouGov

Questions:

It is 20 years since Mrs. Thatcher's government signed up to the Single European Act, which paved the way for the European single market. Broadly speaking, how good has this been for UK business?

It is proposed to pursue an agenda of further economic liberalization in the EU (most recently, the Services Directive which proposes to liberalise the EU services sector). Broadly speaking, do you support these reforms?

In recent years, the EU has expanded to 25 member states. Broadly speaking, how good is an enlarged EU for UK business?

From the point of view of your business, would you prefer Britain to remain a member of the EU?

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  • Published March 14, 2006
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