Business for Britain

Business for Britain is a eurosceptic campaign group which seeks renegotiation of the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union. The campaign was founded in April 2013 by five hundred business leaders, including Phones 4u co founder John Caudwell and former Marks & Spencer chairman Stuart Rose.[1]

Business for Britain
Typesadvocacy group
LocationMillbank Tower
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In 2014, the group published non-peer reviewed and misleading research on the voting record of the United Kingdom in the European Parliament called Measuring Britain’s influence in the Council of Ministers.[2] In October 2015, the Business for Britain Board unanimously decided to support the Vote Leave campaign.[3]

The company was founded by Matthew Elliott who founded The TaxPayers' Alliance and Euroskeptic Big Brother Watch[4] as well as Conservative Friends of Russia, NOtoAV campaign in the 2011 Alternative Vote referendum and In 2015, Elliot became the chief executive of Vote Leave.[5]


The board includes businesspeople such as Neville Baxter, Harriet Bridgeman CBE, Peter Cruddas, Robert Hiscox, Daniel Hodson, John Hoerner, Brian Kingham, Adrian McAlpine, and Jon Moynihan OBE.[6] The campaign's chief executive is Matthew Elliott, founder and former chief executive of the right wing group, the TaxPayers' Alliance.[6]


  • Measuring Britain’s influence in the Council of Ministers (2014) PDF

See also


  1. Ben Marlow (8 November 2014). "Business leaders demand cross-party pledge on EU vote". The Telegraph.
  2. Joseph O'Leary (22 Jun 2016). "How often does the EU overrule British ministers?". Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  3. "Business for Britain's Support For Vote Leave". Business for Britain. Retrieved 21 December 2015.[permanent dead link]
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  6. "About us". Archived from the original on 2013-04-26.