Brexit will keep wages down and make UK poorer in decade ahead, study finds

Real pay set to be £470 lower per worker each year, say top economists

Adam Forrest
Thursday 23 June 2022 18:05 BST
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Brexit will damage Britain’s competitiveness, hit productivity and dampen workers’ wages for the rest of the decade, according to a damning new study.

The Resolution Foundation think tank’s report, in collaboration with the London School of Economics, said quitting the EU would make Britain “poorer” during the 2020s.

The study said the immediate impact of Brexit was already clear, with a “depreciation-driven inflation spike” increasing the cost of living for households and cutting investment.

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