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How much does it cost to be in the EU? And what do we get back?

Answer

Every family gets more out of the EU than it contributes. Our annual net contribution to the EU amounts to £214 per household (Institute for Fiscal Studies), but the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) estimates that EU membership is worth £3,000 for average households – a return of over ten times what we put in.

This £3,000 comes back to you and your family through lower prices for everyday goods in UK shops, extra jobs created, increased investment in the UK and trade with EU countries.

Last updated: Feb 18, 2016