County economy could be hit worst

HAMPSHIRE’S economy would be one of the worst hit of any English county if Britain leaves the EU in a customs union, according to a new report.

Thursday, 9th May 2019, 1:35 pm
Updated Friday, 10th May 2019, 5:21 pm

The independent study by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), predicts that the UK’s national economy would shrink by 3.1 per cent over the next decade.

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Hampshire would be 3.3 per cent or £2.8bn smaller a decade after leaving under a customs union.