This £766 billion figure refers to the total value of trade between the UK and countries it has agreed trade deals with—not the value that they add. Most of these deals were rolled over from when the UK was an EU member.
The EU accounted for 53.5% of UK-built vehicle exports – making it our biggest trading partner.
An aerial image of a mass of people near Hyde Park Corner in London has been shared widely on social media, with people claiming it shows the anti-lockdown protest on 24 April 2021.
An aerial image of a large protest has been shared on Facebook and Instagram alongside a claim that it shows an anti-lockdown demonstration in the UK capital of London in March 2021. The claim is false; the photo in fact shows an anti-Brexit protest in March 2019.
The chancellor says freeports could help the economic recovery, but critics say they increase the risk of tax dodging and lower employment standards.
Following the vote to leave the EU in June 2016, economists set about forecasting what Brexit meant for the future of the British economy. But how accurate did those forecasts end up being?
In October 2016, David Davis, the then Brexit secretary, told the House of Commons that “there will be no downside to Brexit at all, and considerable upsides”. / On this page we list the ‘considerable upsides’ and also the downsides...
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Boris Johnson was asked on the BBC's Andrew Marr show how "ordinary voters" in a place such as Leigh in Greater Manchester (which voted Conservative in the 2019 election) would benefit from Brexit.
Michael Gove criticised for wrongly claiming EHIC and Erasmus will survive ‘for a period’ after no-deal Brexit 09/12/2020
‘It’s astonishing that the man in charge of our Brexit policy should completely mislead the public on two major issues of concern’
The border has dominated Irish thoughts on Brexit. Amid the political tensions, several English voices have called for Ireland's dependence on UK trade to be used as leverage in negotiations. Are they right?
Digby Jones made the claim on Twitter at the weekend when discussing the impact of a no deal Brexit.
£1.5bn GDP boost from UK-Japan trade deal is not on top of existing EU-Japan deal benefits 15/09/2020
These estimated benefits are relative to 2018 when the UK (as part of the EU) had no FTA with Japan.
Most of our trade (57% of exports and 66% of imports in 2016) is with countries we have EU trade agreements with, not under WTO rules.
Is the EU ‘pinching our fish’? - FullFact 21/06/2016
"[The EU is] Pinching our fish" - Boris Johnson quoted in The Telegraph, 16 June 2016
This note provides some basic statistics on the UK's trade with the EU.