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Run a business? Brexit debate for you at MediaCityUK

A Brexit debate for business owners and workers is being held at MediaCityUK this week.

The event on Thursday evening will focus on the potential impact on north west businesses if Britain leaves the EU.

Speaking on BBC RAdio 4 this morning, Chancellor George Osborne claimed he would have to slash public spending and increase taxes to compensate for a £30bn ‘black hole’ in the country’s finanace if it were to leave the European Union.

Thursday’s event will begin with a head-to-head debate between Remain campaigner Richard Kemp, leader of the Liberal Democrats on Liverpool City Council, and Brexit supporter Mark Davies, a businessman who was a UKIP candidate for Manchester’s Didsbury East ward in last month’s local council elections.

The event, called ‘Brexit & Business: Voicing Contentment, Voicing Concern’, is being jointly organised by Salford Business School and conference and training provider Salford Professional Development.

It is free to attend and will take place at the University of Salford Campus building at MediaCityUK from 6.30pm-9pm.

The evening will be chaired by Prof David Spicer, dean of Salford Business School.

Dave Hall, chief operating officer of Salford Professional Development, said: “This is an eagerly-awaited event which represents the latest in a series of debates about the potential impact of a Brexit on the north west.

“We’re delighted to have assembled such a strong line-up of speakers and are sure that the event will prove popular with the region’s business community as a means of ensuring their voice is heard.”

Register for the event online here

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