The UK is one of the three largest economies in the EU
The UK is the EU’s second largest economy after Germany, or third after Germany and France, depending on the measure of GDP you look at.
Our Brexit divorce bill will probably be paid off by 2064
The Office for Budget Responsibility estimates it will come to £37 billion in total.
32,000 people work in the British steel industry
32,000 people worked in steel in 2016. More than half of these jobs are in Wales, and Yorkshire and Humber.
Over half of UK exports were via EU trade agreements in 2016
Just over half of UK exports were done via EU trade agreements in 2016. 43% of exports went to EU member states.
Trade across the Irish border
Trade across the Irish border was worth at least £5 billion in 2016.
More people are in work since the Brexit vote
Employment has increased since the Brexit vote, and the unemployment rate is 4.3%.
The pound has fallen in value since the Brexit vote
The UK had the third-slowest GDP growth in the EU in the last year, and the value of the pound has fallen by 12% against the Euro since May 2016.
Is the EU becoming less important to the world economy?
Although the EU’s GDP is growing, the rest of the world’s is growing faster.
The UK's EU membership fee
In 2016 the UK government paid £13.1 billion to the EU budget, and EU spending on the UK was forecast to be £4.5 billion. So the UK’s ‘net contribution’ was estimated at about £8.6 billion.
Has there been a recession since the EU referendum?
The UK economy has continued to grow since the UK voted to leave the EU.
What’s Labour policy on a ‘no deal’ for Brexit?
Labour has not said how much money it thinks the UK should pay to the EU when we leave. It has said that ‘no deal’ is not an option.
Are British businesses struggling with recruitment?
52% of businesses surveyed by Lloyd’s Bank in June were struggling to recruit skilled labour.
10,000 finance jobs lost since Brexit?
There is no evidence we’ve seen showing that 10,000 jobs have already been lost in financial services following the EU referendum.
The food and drinks industry after the EU referendum
Has the food and drinks industry said they face significant disruption and economic damage in EU nationals continue to leave the UK?
Election 2017: what the parties haven’t told voters
Full Fact factchecks what the parties do say. Often what they haven't said matters even more.
Liberal Democrat Manifesto: Brexit
What is the plan for Brexit?
Brexit: is the UK economy growing or slowing?
GDP growth was higher than expected in the second half of 2016. It slowed in the first three months of this year.
Trade with the Commonwealth
Exports to the other 50 or so Commonwealth nations were 9% of the total in 2015.
What is hard Brexit?
Hard Brexit. Soft Brexit. There are lots of ways we could leave the European Union. Find out what each type of Brexit actually means.
UKIP Manifesto: EU budget contributions
We've factchecked claims from UKIP's 2017 election manifesto.
An introduction to the World Trade Organisation
The World Trade Organisation, or WTO, comes up again and again in the Brexit debate. Here’s our quick, expert guide to what it does.
Will a hard Brexit cost £100 billion?
The most recent figures can’t tell us how much of an impact Brexit has had on the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecast for public sector debt.
The Conservative manifesto on the single market
The 2015 Conservative manifesto did commit the party to the single market. The government’s EU referendum leaflet didn’t say explicitly that leaving the EU would mean leaving the single market, but strongly suggested as much.