- HOW DOES THE EU AFFECT THE UK
- The European Structural and Investment Funds provide support for disadvantages regions in the UK and sectors such as fisheries
- The EU is the biggest single market in the world. Goods, services, capital and labour can move freely between member states and encourage trade
- The UK may have to support poorer member countries by paying more money to the EU
- There are EU laws and controls on crime, pollution and consumer rights. These rules can be restrictive for individuals and companies in UK
- Financial support for farmers. The Single Payments Scheme in 2015, is part of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. In 2015 £18 million was made available to dairy farmers in England & Wales
- High unemployment and low wages in poorer EU countries (e.g. Eastern Europe) - leads to mass miigration to UK. In 2013 over 200,000 migrants came to the UK from EU. (40% of total UK immigrants).