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Europe and YOU - SIX key facts you NEED to know

February 5, 2016 2:22 PM
By Europe and You magazine - Jan / Feb 2016
Originally published by Folkestone and Hythe Liberal Democrats

Millions of jobs outside of the EU (Liberal Democrats, UK)

  • Over 3 million UK jobs are linked to our trade with the EU - that's one in every ten UK jobs.
    Source: Office for National Statistics, House of Commons Library
  • Being in the EU means lower prices in our shops because it's cheaper to trade and there is more choice - saving you on average £450 a year.
    Source: European Commission
  • While being in the EU costs each household less than a pound a day, independent experts estimate the benefits are worth £3,000 a year to the average household, due to lower prices and more jobs, trade and investment.
    Source: CBI, Office for National Statistics
  • We are safer thanks to the European Arrest Warrant, which means we can arrest criminals across the EU - we would lose this if we left.
  • 200,000 UK businesses trade with the EU - helping them create jobs here in the UK.
    Source: HMRC
  • The UK gets £66 million of investment every day from EU countries - creating even more jobs and opportunities for UK families.
    Source: Office for National Statistics