Exiting the EU

Leaving the EU

What are the key considerations when examining what sort of relationship Britain ought to pursue with the rest of the EU? These are not only highly charged political questions, but also of profound importance to the future economic prosperity. NIESR has been applying its expertise on the issues raised by the prospect of Brexit all through the EU referendum campaign.  Our work on these topics up in the run-up to the vote can be viewed here. 

Ever since the Referendum result we have turned our attention to the different trade-offs in play as Britain invoked Article 50 and prepared for exit talks. Among other things, we have been analysing the effects of uncertainty on sterling and the corresponding rise of inflation, the impact of different types of trade deals on the volumes of trade and the consequences of future changes to free movement on labour markets, the welfare system and the economy more widely.

Our continuing work on these topics is available here