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Trade Negotiations

UK-EU Trade and Co-Operation Agreement – Summary

Published by the UK Government on 24 December 2020

The UK and the EU have agreed a Trade and Cooperation Agreement, an Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation and an Agreement on Security Procedures for Exchanging and Protecting Classified Information.

These Agreements are designed to honour the instruction of the British people – expressed in the referendum of 2016 and the general election last year – to take back control of our laws, borders, money, trade and fisheries.

It changes the basis of our relationship with our European neighbours from EU law to free trade and friendly cooperation.

A Summary of the agreement is available at:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/948093/TCA_SUMMARY_PDF.pdf

and also at

UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement – Summary

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Viewpoints

There are a number of different organisations presenting their opinion as to the benefits, or otherwise, of remaining as members of the EU.

The UK Government is recommending that the UK should remain in the EU. Info available at

https://www.eureferendum.gov.uk

The Electoral Commission has designated Vote Leave Ltd as the lead campaigner for the Leave EU campaign and The In Campaign Ltd as the lead campaigner for the Remain campaign.

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/find-information-by-subject/elections-and-referendums/upcoming-elections-and-referendums/eu-referendum/designation-of-lead-campaigners-for-the-eu-referendum

This allows each of these 2 campaign groups a spending limit of £7 million, 1 free distribution of information to voters, referendum campaign broadcasts and a grant of up to to £600,000.

The In Campaign Ltd company is also known as Britain Stronger in Europe and can be found at

http://www.strongerin.co.uk

Vote Leave can be found at

http://www.voteleavetakecontrol.org

There are a number of other organisations campaigning either to Remain In or to Leave the EU

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UK Government

The Conservative Government believes that it is in the best interests of the UK to remain in the EU and have produced a leaflet that outlines their position. This will be delivered to all households in the UK starting with England from 11 to 13 April and in Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland commencing the 9th May.

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Please bear in mind that the document has been produced by the Cabinet office

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/cabinet-office

and the official Government line is to remain in the EU. Thus the information is presented to represent that opinion.

You can view a copy of the leaflet on-line or download your own copy from the government web-site at

https://www.eureferendum.gov.uk/why-the-government-believes-we-should-remain/eu-referendum-leaflet/

Information used during the creation of this leaflet is provided at

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/why-the-government-believes-that-voting-to-remain-in-the-european-union-is-the-best-decision-for-the-uk/why-the-government-believes-that-voting-to-remain-in-the-european-union-is-the-best-decision-for-the-uk

Based on figures supplied by the government, it has cost £9.3 million pounds to produce, distribute and publicise the leaflet which works out at approximately 34p per household (based on 27.4 million households). The cost can be further broken down as follows:

  • Production costs – £458,500
  • Print and delivery – £5,947,436
  • Digital promotion and website – £2,894,064