Fact checks looking at the impact and reported impact of brexit on the UK economy
The EU did not completely outlaw use of imperial measures in the UK
Claims that the EU forced the UK to adopt the metric system and made the use of imperial measures illegal are not entirely true.
Claims of an EU mineral water ban need a drop of context
Manufacturers can continue to export to Britain, as long as they renew their accreditation by 7 January 2022.
The government’s numbers on savings for wine drinkers don’t add up
The government estimated its new imports policy will save wine drinkers £130 million. An industry body puts the figure at around £30 million.
The economy fact checks
Kwasi Kwarteng wrong on ‘record unemployment’ under Labour
The Chancellor was wrong to say that Labour left office with record unemployment. During this period unemployment peaked below the record level, set in 1984.
Do Treasury claims about a 'typical' first-time buyer’s savings add up?
We’ve looked into the figures behind a tweet from the Treasury showing how the mini-Budget could benefit a hypothetical first-time buyer.