It has been revealed that a paper on Brexit’s impact on the property market, prepared by a government department, is one of 58 sector analyses which so far remain unpublished.
The Department for Exiting the EU is now known to have prepared the 58 impact studies: they range from advertising to wholesale market and include one entitled Real Estate – this is believed to cover Brexit’s impact on residential and commercial property markets.
In total, the government says the 58 sectors analysed account for 88 per cent of the UK economy.
The full list – but no content – was released in the annexe to a letter from David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, to Baroness Verma, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development.
Ministers have resisted calls to publish the impact studies arguing that some findings “would undermine the Government’s ability to negotiate the best deal for Britain” were they made public.