If it’s growth the chancellor wants, here’s one suggestion: Rejoin the EU

Press quote (The Observer)
19 March 2023

John Springford of the Centre for European Reform estimates that the negative impact of gratuitously imposing trade barriers on our nearest trading partners – via higher import prices, loss of vital immigrant workers, and general uncertainty affecting business confidence – had cost our economy 5.5% of GDP by the summer of 2022.