Brexit

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

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

It misreports figures which are themselves based on highly uncertain analysis.

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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.

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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

It’s a choice between a higher level of EU market access, or a lower level of EU regulation.

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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?

The governor of the Bank of England said families are worse off than they were projected to be before Brexit by £900—the exact figures behind this calculation haven’t been published.

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Are families £900 worse off since Brexit?
21 May 2018

What’s happened to employment since the vote to leave the EU?

Employment is up, unemployment is down and there are more people from outside the UK in work than before the Brexit vote.

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What’s happened to employment since the vote to leave the EU?
4 May 2018

Estimates of lower GDP growth post-Brexit don’t mean a recession

Government analysis suggested economic growth was likely to be slower after Brexit than it otherwise might have been.

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Estimates of lower GDP growth post-Brexit don’t mean a recession

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