An Indispensable Relationship: Economic Linkages between the UK and the rest of the European Union

Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Oxford Economics
Abstract
Business for New Europe has requested Oxford Economics to undertake a study detailing the economic ties between the UK and the rest of the European Union (EU), and where possible, quantify them according to a number of parameters such as trade, labour force, tourism, FDI, portfolio investments and banking linkages. In the context of the current economic situation, there is a growing need for increased economic integration and cooperation between partner countries. Therefore, it is particularly relevant to review the importance of the economic links between the UK and the rest of the EU. These inter-relations have come to the fore since the outbreak of the financial crisis. Analysing the impact of the credit crunch on UK-EU relations is not within the scope of this report.
Topic
Economics, International Trade and Finance, Markets, Regional Cooperation
Political Geography
United Kingdom, Europe