Economy | Return to Mythbust page Tweet Share 0 +1 LinkedIn 0 Email Britain’s EU rebate not in danger by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 10.06.2016 The only way Britain’s rebate can be changed is if we want it to be. Britain isn’t powerless to cut VAT by Jack Schickler | 06.04.2016 Single market requires common standards, but UK still has room to manoeuvre on VAT, or cut rates. EU immigrants aren’t taking Brits’ jobs by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 01.06.2016 Researchers at Oxford, the LSE and NIESR agree; immigration doesn’t affect British employment. Meanwhile, Brexit would hit jobs. EU economy isn’t shrinking by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 04.05.2016 Contrary to claims from the Leave campaign, both the EU and the eurozone economy are growing. Quitting EU would hurt, not help low paid by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 10.05.2016 EU migration hasn’t put “colossal downward pressure on wages”. What’s more, Brexit could cause economic turmoil, hitting the low paid hard. There’s no free trade zone from Iceland to Turkey by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 03.05.2016 Countries like Albania get only second rate access to the single market, which the Leave camp wants us to quit. EU doesn’t need UK more than we need it by Hugo Dixon | 07.04.2016 Summary: We’d be the desperate ones. Our exports to the EU constitute 13% of our GDP, but the EU’s exports to Britain are just 3% of its GDP. Britain didn’t bail out Greece by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 25.04.2016 UK got collateral that ensured we’d be fully compensated if Greece didn’t repay an EU loan. That loan was repaid without incident. We don’t send Brussels £350m a week by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 07.04.2016 Vote Leave is lying when it says we do. The figure ignores the “rebate” Thatcher secured, which is never sent to EU. Canada wouldn’t be a good model post-Brexit by Jack Schickler | 07.04.2016 It doesn’t have a passport for its financial services industry and it pays tariffs on some exports. UK couldn’t keep most EU trade deals post Brexit by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 07.04.2016 Brexiters claim Britain would inherit EU trade deals post-Brexit. It wouldn’t; we’d have to renegotiate access. Auditors haven’t refused to sign off EU accounts by Luke Lythgoe | 06.04.2016 EU budget has been signed off every year since 2007. Auditors says there are errors, but these aren’t a measure of fraud or waste.