Four charts showing who is and isn't prepared to be financially worse off after Brexit

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The majority of people are not willing to lose out on any amount of cash they have coming in each month as a result of Brexit, a new poll has found.

And just one in 10 voters who backed Brexit are prepared to become poorer by more than £100 per month as a result of the negotiations, putting pressure on government to deliver for Leave supporters, a top pollster believes.

“This is the first poll to look specifically at whether Leave voters are willing to accept any financial loss as a result of Brexit," said Peter Kellner, president of YouGov which conducted the survey with Open Britain.

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“The answer is that few are prepared to. And given that very few expect to be worse off, the Government could have real difficulty in delivering a Brexit that satisfies those who voted for it.”

The former Labour leader Ed Miliband warned of an "almighty backlash from Leave voters" if it failed to ensure a deal which works for the economy.

“Having voted for a better future, this would be the ultimate betrayal. The onus, therefore, is on the Government to ensure a Brexit that is fair to working people," said Miliband.

“Both Remain and Leave voters share the desire to put our economy first. The Government must protect our economic future and address the deep concerns about our unequal country that drove Brexit. Parliament and the country will hold them to account in the weeks and months ahead."

A gender divide was also apparent, with the majority of women (57 per cent) saying they were not willing to lose out on any cash. Most men were willing to lose out on at least some cash, between £10 and more than £200.

And in terms of age, younger people - more than 70 per cent of whom voted to Remain in June's referendum - were found to be willing to pay more than other age groups, with 14 per cent even willing to be more than £200 worse off, despite wages being lower among this group.

Londoners, who were also a Remain majority, were found to be willing to lose out on more than any other part of the country - 11 per cent said that was to the tune of more than £200 per month, compared to five per cent in the rest of the south, three per cent in the Midlands and Wales, and two per cent in the North and Scotland.

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Those in the north said they were not willing to lose out on any amount of cash more than any other - 59 per cent versus 45 per cent in the south.

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