Brexit

Fact checks looking at the impact and reported impact of brexit on the UK economy

21 September 2018

BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck

Question Time on 20 September 2018 came from the West Yorkshire town of Dewsbury. Topics covered included the Chequers deal, rail nationalisation, Islamophobia, and party conferences.

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BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck
14 September 2018

BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck

Question Time on September 13, 2018 came from the Oxfordshire town of Banbury. Topics covered included the Salisbury poisoning, Brexit, zero hours contracts, and prisons.

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BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck
11 September 2018

Irish border: how much trade?

We look at the volume of trade across the Irish border.

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Irish border: how much trade?
31 August 2018

Beer mat Brexit: do the facts stack up?

The pub chain JD Wetherspoon has recently distributed beer mats in its pubs making a number of claims about the EU.

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Beer mat Brexit: do the facts stack up?
23 July 2018

This viral image showing the cost of different Brexit deals is wrong in a lot of ways

The government modelled the impact of different post-Brexit trade deals on the economy. They expect slower growth under each model, but the exact details remain unclear.

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This viral image showing the cost of different Brexit deals is wrong in a lot of ways
13 July 2018

Is the UK going to become the EU’s tax collector?

The UK government has put forward proposals for a “facilitated customs arrangement” to replace the relationship we have with the EU through the customs union. We took a look at …

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Is the UK going to become the EU’s tax collector?
13 July 2018

The UK is one of the biggest contributors to the EU budget

The UK has been the third or fourth largest contributing country to the EU budget in recent years, and of the 28 member states is one of 10 to contribute …

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The UK is one of the biggest contributors to the EU budget
5 July 2018

Post-Brexit trade deals: the Norway and Canada options explained

We look at possible models for a UK-EU free trade deal after Brexit, based on Norway and Canada’s deals. It covers tariffs, customs checks, trade with the rest of the …

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Post-Brexit trade deals: the Norway and Canada options explained
18 June 2018

Does the ‘Brexit dividend’ exist?

There is no guaranteed extra money – or ‘Brexit dividend’ – as a result of the UK ceasing its contributions to the EU budget after leaving.

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Does the ‘Brexit dividend’ exist?
12 June 2018

Are families £900 worse off since Brexit?

Mark Carney said real household incomes are about £900 lower than they were forecast to be just before the referendum, partly down to Brexit. The exact figures behind this calculation …

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Are families £900 worse off since Brexit?

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