"All talk NO action! Furious Brexiter blasts Boris over £850m-a-year cost of EU red tape".

Press/Media: Expert Comment


My analysis of annual private and public sector cost impacts of the NI Protocol quoted in article in the Daily Express.


Analysis of cost impact of Protocol on NI private sector (6% of £10bn goods imported each year from GB) + "opportunity cost" in terms of higher public expenditure to implement Protocol (c. £260m p.a.)

Period13 Aug 2021


  • Northern Ireland
  • Northern Ireland economy, political impact on economy, devolution, devolved policies, economic policy, economic growth, UK growth
  • Northern Ireland economy, UK economy, economic growth, productivity, GDP, GVA, economic growth
  • Northern Ireland Brexit
  • Northern Ireland Protocol
  • Cost of Protocol
  • Increased business costs
  • Trade
  • Trade frictions
  • Internal Market
  • UK Internal Market