How a year outside the EU’s legal and trading arrangements has changed Britain

Press quote (The Economist)
01 January 2022

According to John Springford of the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank, Britain’s total combined imports and exports have been depressed by 11-16% relative to its peers since the beginning of 2021. Imports have been hit hardest—surprisingly, because Britain postponed customs checks until January 2022, whereas the EU did not.