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GDP per capita: why this trustworthy measure will remain the best indicator of Brexit’s success or failure

Per-head GDP is a popular economic indicator for a reason. How it performs in the 2020s will show whether Brexit has boosted or damaged the country

By Aslak Berg  

Photo: Kieran Cleeves/EMPICS Entertainment

The long Brexit process was concluded on 1st January, as the UK left the single market and the customs union and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement entered into force. If the proof is in the pudding, January 1st marks the moment the Brexit pudding could be taken out of the oven, ready for consumption. Exactly how it will taste, though, we still don’t know.

It would be simplistic to reduce Brexit to just economics. But it raises many economic questions as yet unanswered. Will global Britain indeed prosper mightily, unshackled from European regulation and red tape, taking…

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