Brexit

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

9 December 2016

About 1 in 7 German cars are sold in the UK

Germany sells about 14% of all the passenger cars it makes domestically to the UK, a little over one in seven. (That makes up about 18% of the passenger cars …

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About 1 in 7 German cars are sold in the UK
2 December 2016

False claims, forecasts, and the EU Referendum

Campaigners on both sides of the EU referendum made false claims, or predicted things that turned out to be wrong. Sometimes they made false claims about the false claims made …

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False claims, forecasts, and the EU Referendum
25 November 2016

Brexit means... borrowing?

The Office for Budget Responsibility expect the government to have a £21 billion deficit in 2020/21. In March they had predicted an £11 billion surplus.

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Brexit means... borrowing?
25 November 2016

Brexit and household incomes

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) expects national income in 2020/21 to be about £50 billion lower than it would have been, had the UK voted to remain in the …

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Brexit and household incomes
18 November 2016

The IMF on Brexit

Did the International Monetary Fund get its Brexit predictions wrong?

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The IMF on Brexit
16 November 2016

Free trade outside the EU customs union

Can the UK be partly in and partly out of the EU customs union?

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Free trade outside the EU customs union
14 October 2016

Scottish jobs after Brexit

A ‘Hard Brexit’ would see 80,000 fewer jobs in Scotland than EU membership, according to one set of figures.

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Scottish jobs after Brexit
13 October 2016

"Leaked" analysis: would a Hard Brexit cost £66 billion?

Recent "leaks" about the £38 to £66 billion potential costs of a "Hard Brexit" are based on Treasury analysis that was published in April.

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"Leaked" analysis: would a Hard Brexit cost £66 billion?
13 October 2016

Brexit and price rises

Brexit has been blamed for a series of price rises, from holidays abroad to military equipment. All are down to a fall in the value of the pound.

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Brexit and price rises
12 August 2016

Brexit and the great British pub

It's been suggested that the UK's pubs have been doing a roaring trade on the back of the vote to leave the EU. The figures don't support that theory.

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Brexit and the great British pub

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