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All,

I was an expat in the UK in the mid-2000s and considered it more home than the US where I am originally from. My family and I obtained citizenship while we were there, but then I got a job that took us back to the US, however 1/2 a decade later, we still miss London and the UK. A LOT.

Here is my question: Job aside (assume I would have one) would you recommend it is worth moving back to the UK or wait until 2019 to see what actually happens with Brexit?

I have heard the horror stories of what could happen if hard Brexit goes forward (and from trustworthy people, I don't think it is ALL hyperbole). But honestly no one knows for sure. There is no doubt that if it goes forward, things won't be great for a while. That said, it may still be worth it. Hoping to the get the opinions of people there right now. Is it worth waiting a year? How are people feeling about the economy, housing, infrastructure, etc.?

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You do have British citizenship, right? Then Brexit won't have any effect on you whatever. Perhaps with presumably less competition for jobs from EU workers, your prospect may even improve?
 

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Thanks. I meant more from what is going to happen w/in the country as opposed to whether I will be able to get a job. I have read all sorts of things about not having as much fruit and veg, concerns over flights, etc. In other words, do people have concerns over the economy and infrastructure post-Brexit.

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While we don't know for sure, UK is a country of over 60 million people and a big player in world economy. Countries will continue to trade with UK, airlines will still want to fly into UK, especially Heathrow, the busiest international airport in the world, and UK consumers still want to buy imported goods. The worst that can happen is Brexit happens with no agreement and WTO tariff gets imposed, meaning imports may cost about 10% more - 10p on top of a bunch of bananas, £1,500 on the cost of a small family car. Not good but not disastrous. This will open up demand for UK-sourced goods, benefitting the domestic economy. In the long run, UK will conclude its own trade agreement worldwide, enhancing its standing in world commerce.
 

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Thanks. I meant more from what is going to happen w/in the country as opposed to whether I will be able to get a job. I have read all sorts of things about not having as much fruit and veg, concerns over flights, etc. In other words, do people have concerns over the economy and infrastructure post-Brexit.

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Nope.

More concerns over Trump!
 
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