The Remain camp argues that the UK would lose foreign investment from non-EU countries if it no longer has no access to the Single Market.

They argue that UK would lose around £400 billion a year in trade if the country votes to leaves because Britain is more dependent on the rest of the EU than the EU is dependent on the UK.

They note that over one in ten British jobs are directly linked the UK’s membership of the EU and 3.6% could be lost from UK GDP if we vote to leave.

The Leave camp argues that majority of small and medium sizes firms that do not trade with the EU are subjected and restricted by a significant amount of EU regulation.

They assert it is in the interest of the EU for the UK to continue to have full access to the Single Market on the basis that the UK import more from the EU than we export to the EU.

They argue that the UK would gain freedom to negotiation its own bilateral trade agreement with non-EU states. Currently the EU negotiate trade deals with other parts of the world on behalf of member states.

They believe the UK can survive leaving the EU if refusing to join the Euro did not have an impact

The debate over the impact of a British exit from the EU on businesses and the economy has been one of the fiercest of the entire referendum campaign. A large majority of major economic institutions – including the UK Treasury and the International Monetary Fund – and a smaller majority of large and small businesses, believe that the economic impacts of a British exit far outweigh any gains.

 Though many on the Leave side agree that there would be some short-term economic impact should the UK depart the EU, they contend that in the longer term the UK will be freer to trade with who it chooses and less constrained by regulation made in Brussels.

 Ultimately the UK’s economic future outside of the EU would depend on the type of deal it could strike with the remaining EU members. It is perhaps unlikely that the UK would be able to maintain the same access to the European single market, whilst at the same time cutting down on regulation and budgetary transfers to the EU.