How does the EU affect UK immigration?
Since you loaded this page: Cost of EU migrants to the UK economy. Contribution to the UK economy from EU migrants. Net gain for the UK since you loaded this […]
How does the EU impact LGBTI rights?
EU membership has been pivotal to the development of LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex) rights in the UK and across the world.
UK influence in the EU
Does the UK really need to ‘take back control’ from the EU? Here are 6 things you should know about the UK’s influence in the EU:
EU jargon buster
What’s the difference between the European Council and the Council of the EU? Who audits the EU’s accounts? Why are there five presidents?! Is there a ‘President of Europe’? (The […]
Democracy & accountability in the EU
The EU is the result of 28 national governments agreeing to work together on certain areas of policy, where cooperation can benefit all 508 million of their citizens. The European Commission […]
Get The Facts: UK trade with the EU
More than half of the UK’s total trade could be subject to new tariffs if we exit the EU, as we would no longer be part of the EU’s free trade agreement. We […]
The EU has helped bring peace to Europe
One of the EU’s founding principles is “to make war not only unthinkable but materially impossible” – Robert Schuman, French foreign minister in 1950. This principle is reflected in the […]
How does the EU affect UK trade negotiations?
We’ve put together an infographic on how the EU impacts the UK’s ability to negotiate trade deals.
The EU protects workers’ rights
The UK’s trade unions overwhelmingly want the UK to stay in the EU to protect worker rights. The EU underpins a range of measure supporting workers’ rights, from setting maximum working […]
The EU supports parents
The EU protects pregnant workers and new parents through a range of directives which regulate working time, maternity and parental leave, employment rights and discrimination. See more information in the […]
How does the EU impact YOU?
Click on the images to explore the benefits of being an EU citizen:
The EU supports students
The EU gives UK students more opportunities, while EU students contribute to the UK’s economy:
The EU supports shoppers
EU consumer protection and non-discrimination rules offer EU-wide protection to shoppers, whether in store or online:
The EU helps make the UK a science superpower
Five things you should know about UK science and the EU 1. The EU leads the world in science output The EU produces over a third of the world’s scientific […]
The EU makes it easier & safer to travel in Europe
EU freedom of movement, consumer protection and health insurance make it easier and safer for UK citizens to travel in Europe. #GetTheFacts UK citizens travelling around Europe benefit from: EU passenger […]
The EU makes it easier to buy a place in the sun
EU free movement of capital makes it easier for UK citizens to buy and own property in other EU member states, giving them the right to purchase property and keeping taxes on […]
The EU supports family rights
EU laws mean parents who have separated must pay child maintenance to whichever parent has day-to-day custody of their child, even if they live in another EU country. EU laws […]
The EU keeps us safer by helping countries tackle crime together
The EU’s European Arrest Warrant (EAW) allows member states to request the extradition of criminals from other EU countries. Before the EAW was introduced extradition used to take an average of […]
EU rules stop pollution and make our beaches cleaner
Thanks to the EU over 95% of the UK’s beaches are clean enough to swim in. EU rules to protect the environment have had a hugely positive impact since they […]
Get The Facts: non-UK benefit claimants
EU migrants claim 2.5% of the UK’s employment benefits, costing the UK less than claimants coming from the rest of the world. The most recent UK government statistics on migrants and […]