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
Steve Barclay’s figure for new nurses’ pay includes extra earnings
The health secretary said that a new nurse will typically earn over £31,000 a year on current pay. This is an estimate that includes extra earnings such as overtime. Basic …
How much of the rise in ‘economic inactivity’ is due to long Covid?
A BBC news bulletin claimed a recent rise in the number of people who are neither working nor looking for work is “largely because of long Covid”. But there are …