Thursday, 22 June 2017


DAY 1 of negotiation has direct implications for CE

The Brexit negotiations opened today in Brussels. High on today's agenda was statement of the British position on EU nationals already living and working in the UK.
  • EU citizens legally resident in the UK will be entitled to the same rights as British citizens after Brexit
  • A new 'UK settled status' will grant those who have spent five years in the UK equal rights on healthcare, education, benefits and pensions
  • A cut-off date for obtaining 'UK settled status' is yet to be announced
  • EU citizens who settle in the UK before Brexit will get a grace period to reach the five-year minimum for residency – but only if they arrive before the cut-off date
  • There are categories of people whose status may remain unclear, such as children, carers, students and Irish citizens.
  • (Ireland has a special relationship with the UK, including a Common Travel Area
  • 1.2 million Britons live in EU countries
  • An estimated 3.2 million EU citizens live in the UK
  • The UK's exit deadline is 30 March 2019 
Mrs May said that the UK 'does not want anyone in the UK to have to leave, nor does it want families to be split up'

Conductive Education?
  • There are no figures for how many conductors with EU citizenship live and work in the UK
  • It is not known what proportion these EU conductors are within the UK's conductor workforce
  • EU conductors in the UK largely or entirely have Hungarian citizenship
  • There is possible only one conductor with UK citizenship living and working in the EU
  • These disproportionate figures will likely persist
We shall doubtless meet more as matters progress.

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Anonymous Andrew said...

The Devil will be in the detail:

Friday, 23 June 2017 at 11:11:00 BST  

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