Brexit: your say

What does Brexit mean for the language professions? Members shared their hopes and fears in a recent survey

Before the referendum was held on 23 June, CIOL had already canvassed members’ opinions on whether or not they thought the UK should remain in the European Union. The response rate was more than 20%, representing over 1,000 CIOL members. A very significant majority – 85% – thought the UK should remain in the EU. They cited trade, investment in the UK, jobs and freedom to live and work in other EU countries as the most important factors. Around 15% of members were in favour of the UK leaving the EU. Sovereignty and greater control of immigration were their most important reasons.

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