June 16th, 2016 / Insight posted in Articles

EU Debate: should we stay or should we go?

With the EU Referendum fast approaching there will be a lot to digest as both sides of the EU debate battle it out to try and win your vote.

To shed some light on the topic we hosted a debate on whether Brexit will become a reality or if we will remain.

The debate was chaired by Sir Michael Snyder who, apart from being a partner at Kingston Smith for 42 years and leading the firm for 37 years – first as Managing Partner and from 1990 as Senior Partner – also served the City of London where he was the Chairman of Policy and Resources, effectively the leader, for over five years.

We also had three speakers who aren’t short of opinion: Lord Flight, Mark Boleat and Jean-Pierre Larroze, who provided a perspective from the continent.

Lord Howard Flight is a Conservative politician and a member of the House of Lords. As well as this he holds various Director and Chairman positions in commercial organisations.

Mark Boleat is Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee at the City of London Corporation, leading on policy issues affecting London as a key international financial centre.

Jean-Pierre Larroze is the Managing Partner of French accountancy firm Aplitec and was instrumental in founding an international association of accountancy firms.