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Government refuses to publish economic benefits estimate of latest Brexit trade deal (The Independent)

Published 4 January 2023

Officials at DIT say they have not modelled the GDP impact of an improved UK-Israel free trade agreement for two principal reasons. Professor Michael Gasiorek told The Independent that DIT's reasoning “does make sense”. “I think that there is too much of a focus on the overall impact of an agreement. It is perfectly possible that an agreement overall has very little impact – for example, 0.1 per cent of GDP – but there may be some big losers and big winners underneath that,”