), European Union (EU) is the United Kingdom’s (UK) most crucial export market, with the 2011 statistics indicating that the market accounted for 53% of the goods exported. United Kingdom involvement in the European Union has advantages and disadvantages which play a key role in the analysis of the implications of the UK businesses in the event of a separation. The essay below focuses on the impacts of the separation on imports, growth, politics, business and immigration as well as its advantages and disadvantages.
Some of the UK exports to the EU include weapons, pharmaceutical drugs, plastics, aerospace products, electronic equipments and books (Smith, 2005; UK Trade and Investment, 2007). One of the advantages of the sector is that it supports three million jobs. This implies that the population is poised to loose a high number of jobs in the event of a separation. Currie (2008) asserts that the growth in exports is the prominent factor that made UK to avoid the negative impacts of recession. However, if the country leaves the European Union it can still be allowed to sell their goods through single markets. Such a case has been successfully applied in Switzerland, Iceland and Norway. This will limit the powers and influence of the United Kingdom because the country will not be able to set the rules that govern the European market. Those who hold the opinion that the United Kingdom should detach from the European Union argue that this will provide an opportunity for the British manufacturers to focus on exporting to other destinations such as Brazil. This generates more income to the business fraternity. According to Frederick Taylor’s Theory of Scientific Management, the possession of abundant financial resources improves the economic proficiency or the productivity of the workforce. If the business people are assured of abundant profits, their productivity increases.
Most of the imports to the UK are manufactured products such as beverages, food,