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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Boris Johnson claim about HGV driver visas sparks confusion
The Prime Minister told a BBC journalist that 127 HGV drivers had applied for short-term visas. But the government’s bizarrely refused to explain how that figure is calculated.
How much do firefighters, paramedics and police officers earn?
An old viral post with almost 50,000 shares is now out of date.