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28 October 2020

Soy sauce imports from Japan will not be cheaper next year

The UK already imports soy sauce from Japan tariff-free under the EU-Japan deal.

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Soy sauce imports from Japan will not be cheaper next year
20 October 2020

What does an "Australia style" Brexit deal really mean?"

On Sunday, Andrew Marr suggested that an “Australian terms” deal with the EU could well be called “Afghan” terms. Afghanistan actually has more favourable trade terms with the EU than …

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What does an "Australia style" Brexit deal really mean?"
15 September 2020

£1.5bn GDP boost from UK-Japan trade deal is not on top of existing EU-Japan deal benefits

The UK currently trades with Japan under an EU trade agreement. The economic benefits of the new UK-Japan deal are relative to having no agreement, not to trading under the …

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£1.5bn GDP boost from UK-Japan trade deal is not on top of existing EU-Japan deal benefits
27 November 2019

What do the trade documents Jeremy Corbyn showed actually say about drug prices?

The documents show that, as expected, drug patents are a US negotiating objective in trade talks. But they don't show us what, if anything, the UK has actually agreed.

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What do the trade documents Jeremy Corbyn showed actually say about drug prices?
6 November 2019

£50 billion “remain bonus” figure is a reasonable estimate but highly uncertain

The calculation is a fair assessment of the best available forecasts. But those forecasts themselves contain a high degree of uncertainty.

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£50 billion “remain bonus” figure is a reasonable estimate but highly uncertain
18 October 2019

This comparison between Brexit’s impact and the financial crisis is flawed

Government analysis estimated GDP and wages will be lower following Brexit than if the UK remained in the EU. It’s wrong to say the analysis says GDP and wages will …

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This comparison between Brexit’s impact and the financial crisis is flawed
15 August 2019

£4 billion Brexit stockpiling claim based on flawed survey

The survey's methodology likely over-counted the amount being stockpiled.

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£4 billion Brexit stockpiling claim based on flawed survey
25 July 2019

There’s no solid evidence to support this Brexit Party MEP’s claim about fishermen’s nets

Ann Widdecombe made a claim about the size of fishermen’s mesh during her maiden speech at the EU parliament.

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There’s no solid evidence to support this Brexit Party MEP’s claim about fishermen’s nets
25 July 2019

The EU "divorce bill"

The latest estimate for the size of the UK’s ‘divorce bill’ with the EU is £33 billion.

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The EU "divorce bill"
8 July 2019

The UK's EU membership fee

In 2018 the UK government paid £13 billion to the EU budget, and EU spending on the UK was forecast to be £4 billion. So the UK’s ‘net contribution’ was …

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The UK's EU membership fee

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