Environmental and health and safety professionals are narrowly in favour of the UK remaining a member of the European Union, according to a new industry poll.
More than 54 per cent of respondents want to remain in Europe, according to a national poll carried out by specialist legislation consultancy Cedrec. The poll was undertaken among industry specialists with responsibility for implementing European legal requirements across a range of sectors.
However, the poll revealed support for EU membership wasn’t entirely clear cut. While only 36 per cent of respondents voted to leave the EU, there were around 10 per cent of people yet to decide.
Cedrec believes many people may be influenced on which way they vote in the referendum based on whether their jobs are dependent on, or influenced by, the EU. Many of the day to day responsibilities of environment and health and safety professionals directly stem from legal requirements set by Europe.