What is the Brexit divorce bill?

This is the amount of money that the UK will have to pay to the EU once it leaves, to settle outstanding liabilities that have built up during membership. In the Joint Report released in December the two sides agreed on a methodology for calculating this figure, although the final sum will not be known for decades because the UK has commitments, such as pensions and loans, that run well into the future. Nevertheless, the most common estimate is £35bn-39bn.

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