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Change the World. Vote.
This is your chance to change the world. You'll be making an important decision on the future of your country. Make… Read More
How does the EU affect UK immigration?
Since you loaded this page: Cost of EU migrants to the UK economy. Contribution to the UK economy from EU… Read More
How does the EU impact LGBTI rights?
EU membership has been pivotal to the development of LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex) rights in the UK… Read More
UK influence in the EU
Does the UK really need to 'take back control' from the EU? Here are 6 things you should know about the… Read More
EU jargon buster
What’s the difference between the European Council and the Council of the EU? Who audits the EU’s accounts? Why are… Read More
Democracy & accountability in the EU
The EU is the result of 28 national governments agreeing to work together on certain areas of policy, where cooperation… Read More
Get The Facts: UK trade with the EU
More than half of the UK's total trade could be subject to new tariffs if we exit the EU, as we would no… Read More
The EU has helped bring peace to Europe
One of the EU's founding principles is "to make war not only unthinkable but materially impossible" - Robert Schuman, French… Read More
How does the EU affect UK trade negotiations?
We've put together an infographic on how the EU impacts the UK's ability to negotiate trade deals. (more…) Read More
Leaving the EU will not save Britain from TTIP, Caroline Lucas warns
The EU protects workers’ rights
The UK's trade unions overwhelmingly want the UK to stay in the EU to protect worker rights. The EU underpins a… Read More
Why stay in?
Being a member amplifies Britain's voice and influence on the world stage. The UK makes up a mere 0.88% of the world's population while the EU makes up 12%. The EU has the largest economy in the world, generating a GDP bigger than any other union or country.
Research & Trade
Trade in goods, services and knowledge is vital to UK innovation and prosperity. Access to the EU’s over 500 million consumers accounts for 52% of UK trade. The EU is the world’s largest combined research effort with a budget of almost €80 billion for the next 5 years.
EU membership grants UK citizens the opportunity to study, work, travel and retire abroad with the same rights and protections we have at home. Without this freedom of movement, travel would be more difficult and more expensive, which would also limit UK tourism.
Peace & Prosperity
The EU was founded in the wake of WW2 to bring about peace through prosperity and cooperation. In 2012 it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advancing peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights. These values are as relevant today as they were when Britain joined in 1973.
Pollution and the effects of climate change don't stop at the border. Neither should our fight to protect the environment. Protections agreed at an EU level benefit all member states, as well as putting more pressure on the rest of the world to improve their environmental standards.
Defence & Security
Close cooperation between EU member states can save lives. Intelligence-sharing, fast-track extradition of offenders and pooling of military resources are some of the key benefits. EU nations have 5.4 million active or reserve forces - more than the USA and second only to China.