Impact assessment

UK-Australia FTA: impact assessment

Economic assessment of the impact of the Free Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Australia.

This was published under the 2019 to 2022 Johnson Conservative government



This impact assessment sets out the potential economic impact of the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

The impact assessment on the UK-Australia FTA updates the preliminary analysis that was published in the UK-Australia free trade agreement scoping assessment. The purpose of the impact assessment is to provide Parliament and the public with information on the potential economic impacts of the agreement.

This includes an assessment of impacts on UK’s regions and nations, sectors, employment, consumers and businesses as well as the potential impacts on developing countries.

Updates to this page

Published 16 December 2021
Last updated 10 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. A correction has been made to the calculation of the impact of the agreement on protected groups, affecting the calculated employment share of females, ethnic minorities, and those with disabilities in industries where employment is impacted by the agreement. Typographical errors have been corrected in the Executive Summary and clarification made to the sources of data on Australian trade. An additional annex (Annex 11) has been included which documents these corrections.

  2. First published.

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