COMPARE THE BREXIT
We've studied Theresa May's withdrawal agreement to see how it compares to a no deal Brexit or remaining in the EU. See below how they differ on the key issues that will affect people's daytoday lives.
May's Deal
No Deal
Remain in the EU
NHS
63,000 NHS staff from the EU at risk
Initial shortage of medicines and 63,000 EU staff at risk
EU doctors and nurses free to work in UK and no medicine supply disruption
Travel
Restricted travel, delays, more expensive holidays
Border checks, risk of grounded planes, more expensive holidays
Quick and simple travel to and from EU countries
Price of groceries
Imported food costs increase due to weak pound
Increased cost due to WTO tariffs and weak pound
No increased cost due to single market and strong pound
Strength of £
Uncertainty leads to a weak, unstable pound
Pound projected to drop further with hard Brexit
EU membership brought a strong pound
EU funded projects
The EU will stop funding UK projects
The EU will stop funding UK projects
The EU funds many UK projects
Irish border
There is currently no agreed long term solution to the border issue
There is currently no agreed long term solution to the border issue
No border issue as both countries within the EU
Trade tariffs
UK would pay tariffs
UK would pay tariffs
Tariff free trade with EU
Influence EU rules
No ability to make, change, or block EU rules
No ability to make, change, or block EU rules
UK has a say in EU rules plus citizens benefit from EU laws protecting them
Divorce Bill
£39 billion estimated divorce bill
£30 billion estimated divorce bill
No divorce bill
Non EU immigration
Not affected by EU membership
Not affected by EU membership
Not affected by EU membership
EU immigration
Free movement until 2020 but no replacement yet agreed
Merit based system possible but could lead to labour shortage in key sectors
EU workers fill vital role and we are able to repatriate EU migrants who have not found a job after 3 months
Economy
UK government projects 2-8% reduction in growth
UK government projects 8% reduction in growth
Steady growth predicted if we remain in the EU
GDP
3-4% drop in GDP
5-9% drop in GDP
Rise in GDP
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