Fact checks looking at the impact and reported impact of brexit on the UK economy
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.
Did EU exports really drop 68% in January?
There is other evidence that trade did not fall this much and it may have been driven by stockpiling before January and Covid.
How to check claims about tariffs and trade
Knowing which tariffs to pay and what rules to follow is vital for businesses. Misinformation about tariff rates can be used to mislead the public. Here’s how to understand what’s …
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Universal Credit: Do politicians' claims about working more hours add up?
The Conservatives and Labour gave very different figures for how much longer claimants would have to work to offset the end of the £20 uplift
Scottish taxes don’t subsidise English spending
Public spending per person in Scotland is higher than across the UK as a whole, and higher than the revenue raised in Scotland.