Information on UK Referendum on EU membership
On Thursday 23 June 2016 the UK voted in a referendum on whether the UK should remain in the EU. The referendum question was: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union? The UK has voted to leave the EU by a margin of 51.9 per cent to 48.1 per cent.
On Friday 24 June the UK Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, made a statement about the outcome of the referendum indicating that ‘there will be no initial change in the way our people can travel, in the way our goods can move or the way our services can be sold.’ UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP also made a statement on Monday 27 June, including that ‘during the negotiations that will follow (with the EU), there will be no change to people’s rights to travel and work, and to the way our goods and services are traded, or to the way our economy and financial system is regulated. Mr Osborne’s statement is here.
On Wednesday 29 June, Prime Minister Cameron made a further statement to the House of Commons, regarding the meeting of the European Council which he had attended the previous day. Regarding the matters discussed at the Council, Mr Cameron’s statement included that ‘turning to the next steps on leaving the EU, first there was a lot of reassurance that until Britain leaves, we are a full member. That means we are entitled to all the benefits of membership and full participation until the point at which we leave.’
Further information about the referendum is available on the UK Government’s website at this link including the statement by the UK Prime Minister. Further information will also be provided on this website as it becomes available.