European Union

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Think tank reveals impact of a post-Brexit transitional period for immigration

January 23, 2018 European Union

A British think tank is urging the government to reject the European Union’s demand to automatically allow European to have the chance to gain permanent settlement in the UK during a transition period. According to think tank Migration Watch UK, the number of EU nationals arriving in the course of a two year post-Brexit transition […]

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Figures since Brexit show how the decision has put off people moving to the UK

January 3, 2018 United Kingdom

Fewer people are moving to live in the UK and more people from European Union countries are leaving, new official figures show. There’s been a fall in net migration overall, after a recent peak, and more EU citizens who live and work in the UK are applying to become British citizens. The figures from the […]

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Call for minimum border formalities between UK and EU after Brexit

December 29, 2017 European Union

After Brexit there should be minimal formalities at the UK border for European Union citizens arriving although those seeking to be employed should need to have a work permit, according to a new report. It would be in the interests of everyone if such arrangements were reciprocated by the EU with respect to UK nationals […]

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Applications for settled status in the UK to begin in second half of 2018

December 19, 2017 European Union

Amber Rudd, the British Home Secretary has announced that European Union citizens wishing to apply for settled status to stay in the country after Brexit will be able to do in the second half of 2018. She said in a letter to expats that the team at the Home Office is working to build the […]

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Brexit already having an impact on number of EU nationals moving to the UK

December 4, 2017 United Kingdom

One of the main reasons that people in Britain voted to leave the European Union was to have more control over immigration and official figures show that Brexit already seems to have had an impact. Fewer people are moving to the UK with the data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealing that net […]

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Scottish Government wants free movement of EU citizens after Brexit

November 9, 2017 Scotland

Scotland supports the free movement of people from European Union countries after Brexit even although the British Government does not back this position. New figures from the Scottish Government show just how important EU citizens are in the nation’s jobs market and economy and Ministers are warning that if fewer people come to work it […]

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State pensions and upgrades will not change after Brexit for UK and EU nations

September 18, 2017 European Union

British expats living in the European Union will continue to receive their state pension after Brexit, which will be uprated in line with those for pensioners living in the UK, it has been confirmed. The same will apply to EU citizens of pensionable age living in the UK, according to the latest joint technical note […]

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British Government confirms progress on citizen rights after Brexit

September 8, 2017 European Union

Progress is being made on the future relationship between the UK and the European Union with regard to citizen rights, despite headlines suggesting otherwise, the British Government has announced. Issues relating to the rights of EU citizens, including health and pensions, living in the UK and UK nationals in the EU have moved forward, according […]

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Macron turns against the idea of total freedom of movement in the EU

August 31, 2017 European Union

While there has been much attention on how Brexit is going to affect people from the European Union moving to work in the UK, there are signs that France is also ready to crack down on workers. Recently elected French President Emmanuel Macron has indicated that he might support an EU deal to clamp down […]

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New figures reveal overseas student data has been inaccurate

August 30, 2017 United Kingdom

An intense debate about the role of foreign students in the UK has been going on for some time and what their status will be regarding visa requirements after Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she is determined to keep students within her tens of thousands net migration target, but there are growing […]

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Calls for science, culture and the arts not to lose out in Brexit negotiations

August 24, 2017 European Union

People working in, and supporters of, science, innovation and the arts in the UK are calling for these sectors not to lose out in the Brexit negotiations. While the headlines have focussed on immigration, trade and citizenship, those involved in the creative industries and science have created a document discussing what is needed in their […]

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Top British research universities call for clarity on Brexit

August 8, 2017 United Kingdom

Universities in Britain could lose talented academic teaching staff because there is still no clarity about the rights of EU citizens after Brexit, according to a new report. The Russell Group, which is made up of 24 of top research universities in the UK, including Oxford and Cambridge, says that the lack of progress in […]

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Freedom of movement for EU immigrants will end in March 2019

July 28, 2017 European Union

It is looking increasingly likely that there will be a transition period in the UK for immigration between the date the nation leaves the European Union and the date it takes over control of migrants. However, the freedom of movement that is currently in place will end in March 2019 with workers from the EU […]

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