Commentary - UK finance and Europe

Publication date: 6 May 2015 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | NIESR Author(s): Armstrong, A | Journal: National Institute Economic Review No. 232 Issue May 2015 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London

The UK relationship with the European Union (EU) will be a defining issue for the new government. The EU is undergoing profound changes in the aftermath of the global financial and its sovereign debt crisis. Accordingly, a thorough analysis of the pros and cons of EU membership and the scope for reform is required. Following our assessment of the ‘Scottish Question’ around the independence debate last year, the ‘British Question’ is one of our top research priorities.