What is Hard Brexit?
‘Hard Brexit’ was a phrase used during the Brexit process to capture the anticipated economic, social and political impact of a sharp break in relations between the UK and the EU as a result of the UK leaving the bloc. A ‘hard’ Brexit most often implied a radically different economic relationship between the UK and the EU than had been the case while the UK was an EU member. Most obviously, it came to mean a future relationship with the UK outside the EU’s single market and customs union, and trading with the EU on the basis of a free trade agreement.
But what about Soft Brexit? See our fact page here.