Brexit

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

7 April 2017

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.

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Will a hard Brexit cost £100 billion?
31 March 2017

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, …

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The Conservative manifesto on the single market
17 March 2017

Has the government assessed the economic impact of no Brexit deal?

A comprehensive forecast hasn’t been produced. The Brexit Secretary says the government has to decide its plan for mitigation before such a forecast can be produced.

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 Has the government assessed the economic impact of no Brexit deal?
17 March 2017

Post-Brexit trade tariffs

We have a voluntary choice about import tariffs, but not the tariffs on our exports.

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Post-Brexit trade tariffs
13 February 2017

The EU has shrunk as a percentage of the world economy

Daniel Hannan says that Europe has shrunk as a percentage of world GDP. We take a look at the EU's share of world GDP over time.

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The EU has shrunk as a percentage of the world economy
10 February 2017

How much would a hard Brexit cost?

It's not unorthodox to say that trading with the EU under terms set by the WTO would be bad from an economic perspective, but putting an exact cost on it …

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How much would a hard Brexit cost?
3 February 2017

Brexit and economic apocalypse

There hasn’t been an immediate hit to economic growth following the EU referendum.

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Brexit and economic apocalypse
26 January 2017

What’s the link between membership of the single market and lower wages?

Whatever the answer is, it won’t be simple.

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What’s the link between membership of the single market and lower wages?
18 January 2017

The pound isn’t at its highest level in two years

The pound saw a big one-day rise yesterday, but its value against the US dollar remains low compared to recent years.

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The pound isn’t at its highest level in two years
9 December 2016

About 1 in 7 German cars are sold in the UK

On its own, that doesn’t tell us who needs to trade with the other more.

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About 1 in 7 German cars are sold in the UK

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