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    Warning: the cost of Brexit could seriously damage your health service

Warning: the cost of Brexit could seriously damage your health service

Leaving the EU would free up more money for the NHS, according to Leave campaigners. This pledge has been all but disowned – and in any case, writes Joan Costa-Font, Brexit will impose further costs on an already cash-strapped service. The biggest effect will be on wage bills, but it will also restrict choice for Britons and raise procurement costs.

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Is EU talent being chased away from the UK by Brexit?

Several UK employers and business representatives have expressed concern that Brexit could damage the UK’s ability to attract skilled workers from the EU. Matthias Busse and Mikkel Barslund use LinkedIn data to examine whether these concerns are justified. They find support for the view that Brexit has reduced the attractiveness of the UK for recent high-skilled graduates from the […]

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    How the EFTA Court works – and why it is an option for post-Brexit Britain

How the EFTA Court works – and why it is an option for post-Brexit Britain

The UK government has said it wants the country to leave the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice after Brexit. Carl Baudenbacher argues that Britain could use his court to resolve disputes. He explains the mutually enlightening relationship between the two courts and rejects the claim that the EFTA Court is easily outgunned by the ECJ.

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    To be less dependent on immigration, Britain must change its model of capitalism

To be less dependent on immigration, Britain must change its model of capitalism

The British economy is structurally dependent on migrant workers because it is lightly regulated and depends heavily on domestic demand, write Alexandre Afonso and Camilla Devitt. They explain why less immigration will require a greater role for the state.

The desire to lower immigration has been one of the main drivers behind the Brexit vote. Now, Theresa May’s cabinet […]

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    Five important questions the government’s Brexit customs plan fails to answer

Five important questions the government’s Brexit customs plan fails to answer

The government’s recent paper on future customs arrangements sets out its objectives for how goods trade with the EU will be governed following Brexit. However, as Thomas Sampson outlines below, the proposal is incomplete and leaves unanswered five key questions about the UK’s position.

The most welcome aspect of the government’s policy paper on future customs arrangements is its acknowledgement of the desirability of a transition […]

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    The British are indifferent about many aspects of Brexit, and divided on several others

The British are indifferent about many aspects of Brexit, and divided on several others

Sara Hobolt and Thomas Leeper examined public opinion on various dimensions of Brexit using an innovative technique for revealing preferences. Their results suggest that while the public is largely indifferent about many aspects of the negotiations, Leave and Remain voters are divided on several key issues. 

Measuring public preferences is commonly approached through survey questionnaires, in which individuals express a […]

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    Why UK finance needs radical reform to upgrade the post-Brexit economy – and how it can be done

Why UK finance needs radical reform to upgrade the post-Brexit economy – and how it can be done

Although recent attention has been on the quantity of UK finance post-Brexit, its quality will be every bit as important, writes Alfie Stirling. He explains some of the key problems with the UK’s financial market sector, and offers suggestions on how to improve the flow of capital to businesses most in need of investment, and how to promote long-term investment.

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    How the current political fixation with Brexit jeopardises the economy

How the current political fixation with Brexit jeopardises the economy

All of a sudden Britain has become the slowest growing of the major western economies, and there are increasing concerns about its medium-term outlook. Iain Begg writes that with both government and opposition fixated on what kind of Brexit to favour, there is a growing risk that fundamental and necessary measures to underpin the economy will be neglected.

Until well after the […]