It turns out that Britain is paying the European Union far less than the amount claimed by those who campaigned successfully for Brexit.
For the 2016-2017 period it transpires that the net amount paid by the UK to the EU fell to the lowest in five years: £8.1bn for the year, or £156m per week.
It was aggressively claimed by those driving the push for Brexit that £350m per week would be saved by exiting the EU and would be spent on the ailing NHS. The new figures are in stark contrast to that claim. The now-infamous red double-decker bus announcing the figures during the Brexit campaign serves as a reminder of promises made at the time.
Upon taking up the office of Prime Minister, Theresa May distanced herself from any suggestion that the money saved would go to the NHS.
As well as the lower than expected net bill of £8.1bn Brexiters face further embarrassment since that figure does not take into account payments from Brussels for UK private-sector organisations.
This would reduce the amount paid by the UK to the EU even further.