AEROSPACE giant Airbus has warned it will reconsider investing in the UK if Britain voted to leave the European Union.
UK boss Paul Kahn said he thought it was “vital” firms took a view on a possible “Brexit” following a promised in-out referendum on EU membership.
The move could put 17,000 UK Airbus jobs at risk, including 4,000 in Filton, near Bristol, and 6,000 at its wing-manufacturing plant in Broughton, north Wales.
The statement comes amid a war of words between City firms over David Cameron’s pledge to hold a poll by the end of 2017.
CBI president Sir Mike Rake said yesterday there was no “credible alternative” to the union and urged other businesses to speak out.
But bosses at JCB suggested the UK would not suffer any adverse effects from leaving the EU.
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