#Brexit delay cost: UK forced to pay EU £41BILLION since voting to Leave in ...

UK taxpayers have paid the EU an eye-watering £41billion since voting to quit the bloc in 2016, a shocking new analysis has revealed.

PUBLISHED: 13:06, Thu, Jan 7, 2021 | UPDATED: 16:04, Thu, Jan 7, 2021

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And Facts4EU.Org has warned the nation is also faced with the prospect of forking out billions more - with payments scheduled for the next 44 years. The preliminary report, published on the organisation’s website, breaks down the total amount handed over to Brussels in the four-and-a-half years since the referendum.

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The figure comprises £5.1billion in the second half of 2016, £9.3billion in 2017, £9.1billion in 2018, £9.4billion in 2019 and £8.2billion last year.

Taking June 24, 2016 - the day after the referendum result - as a starting point, the UK has therefore paid the EU £24,863,554 a day in the 1,649 days since the vote.

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David Evans, spokesman for the Facts4EU.Org team told Express.co.uk its report was based on official Government figures gathered from HM Treasury, the Office for Budget Responsibility, and the House of Commons Library.

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The figure comprises £5.1billion in the second half of 2016, £9.3billion in 2017, £9.1billion in 2018, £9.4billion in 2019 and £8.2billion last year.

“And according to the Office for Budget Responsibility, we still have another 44 years of further payments to come. This will take us to 2064.

“There’s now no doubt that the eventual bill from the EU will be much higher in the end.

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