When Fact Checks Bounce

“Facts from official sources”

I was directed to a blog called Brexit Facts4EU.org, which purports to provide “Brexit news using facts from official sources”. In particular, this blog suggests that the UK’s net contribution to the EU is around £11bn.

Ah, I see you too use Excel.
In 2014, the UK’s net contribution to the EU (less the rebate, public and private sector receipts) was £8.4bn.
See?
The net contribution (less public sector receipts) for 2016/17 was £8.1bn.

Why are Oettinger’s figures higher?

The UK has not left the European Union yet, and did not do so in 2014.

This graph was produced by the House of Commons Library.

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