Bank of England Policymaker Warns of £1,000 Loss to UK Households Due to Brexit
Jonathan Haskel, an external member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, said in an interview with The Overshoot that the “productivity penalty” resulting from Brexit has amounted to £29 billion – or £1,000 per household. This equates to 1.3 per cent of GDP growth which has been lost since the UK left the EU in 2016.
The former chief Brexit negotiator, Lord Frost, has urged the government to “fully and enthusiastically embrace the advantages of Brexit” and warned of a plot to unravel the deal he negotiated. Haskel echoed these sentiments, saying that the UK should not take its position as a global financial centre for granted.
A policymaker from the Bank of England proposed that the UK's increase in economic inactivity, which is in contrast to other countries, might be the consequence of delays within the NHS. He reported that the proportion of inactivity among 15- to 64-year-olds had risen by 0.8 percentage points from Q4 2019 to Q3 2022.
According to Haskel, Britain's slowdown in productivity growth has been much more profound than that of other prosperous nations since the 2008 banking crisis, largely due to the country having a bigger financial sector. Admitting that, prior to 2016, the UK had experienced a “larger reduction in productivity [than other countries], he noted that there had been plenty of investment. He remarked that the UK economy had just begun to recuperate prior to the Brexit referendum, yet “we were once again hindered”.
He stated that at the conclusion of the prognosis, the penalty would increase to approximately 2.8 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Every UK household has been hit with a £1,000 loss due to the drastic decrease in business investment following Brexit, according to a rate setter at the Bank of England. According to Mr Neal, the UK's reputation has been adversely affected by the fact that there were three prime ministers and four chancellors in 2022, as well as the extra costs linked to Brexit. The boss of insurance giant Lloyd's of London also said that the government needs to restore economic stability.
In conclusion, the Bank of England’s Jonathan Haskel has said that the “productivity penalty” due to Brexit has resulted in a loss of 1.
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