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Brexit

Research into the economic consequences of leaving the EU. The impact of Brexit on trade, businesses, working life and living standards.

The UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) in June 2016 and stopped being a member of the EU on 31 January 2020. CEP research explains how the decision to leave the EU affected trade, investment and living standards in the UK even before Brexit was enacted.

The EU allows goods and people to move freely between member countries. As the UK is no longer a member, it must negotiate a trade agreement which will set out charges and checks for goods moving between the UK and EU. If no agreement is in place, then default charges and full border checks will apply.

CEP research will continue to look at the effect of Brexit on businesses and individuals in the UK and EU. This includes evaluating the economic effects of changes in immigration.

NOTE: The Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) is a politically independent Research Centre at the London School of Economics established by the Economic and Social Research Council. The CEP puts forward no institutional views, but only those of its individual researchers. CEP's research on Brexit forms part of its Trade Programme work.


Brexit Publications

Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen

2 June 2016

Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen

27 May 2016

Ghazala Azmat, Brian Bell, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Swati Dhingra, Christian Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Henry Overman, Isabelle Roland, Thomas Sampson, Anna Valero, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Wadsworth, Gill Wyness and Gabriel Zucman

30 April 2015

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