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Brexit: Does the UK owe the EU £39bn?

The front-runner in the contest to succeed Theresa May as Conservative Party leader – and prime minister – has raised the issue of the UK’s “divorce bill” from the European Union (EU) as part of his Brexit strategy.

  • BBC News

Boris Johnson has threatened to withhold the money until he gets a better deal with the EU than the one negotiated by Theresa May.

So, what does the UK owe, and what could happen if the money isn’t paid?

  • What is the “divorce bill”?

This is the money the UK agreed to pay the EU after leaving on the 29 March (this Brexit date has been delayed until…

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