Figures released by the treasury show that the UK made a net payment of £156 million a week to the EU in 2016/17.
Before the Britain’s EU rebate was taken into account, the gross payment per week was £325 million.
This news has prompted criticism for anti-Brexit politicians, including Lib Dem Brexit spokesman Tom Brake who said:
‘The Leave campaign promised £350m extra a week for the NHS’.
‘Not only have the Brexiteers failed to stump up this extra cash, but it turns out the UK’s contribution to the EU was less than half what they claimed’.
Labour MP Chuka Umunna said:
‘Those people who voted to quit the EU because they thought leaving the EU would deliver a cash boost for the NHS are going to be left disappointed’.
‘Brexit will mean less, not more, money for our public services’.
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