Brexit: Immigration

8 April 2016

Europeans living in the UK - no need to pack up just yet

Awareness of the fast approaching referendum on membership of the European Union is becoming increasingly pervasive to day to day life in the UK. From daily headlines, to In/Out posters starting to appear in our neighbours’ windows through to increasingly heated debate within friendship groups, families and in the workplace. Perhaps one of the most prominent elements of this debate remains on the free movement of people across the European Union. 

Katie Newbury

1 April 2016

EU referendum - implications for international families and family laws if the UK leaves the EU

The EU Referendum on June 23 2016 has been billed by the Prime Minister as “one of the biggest decisions this country will face in our lifetimes”.  There is a huge amount of speculation and scaremongering about the effects of the UK either leaving or staying in the EU from an economic and legal perspective. 

31 March 2016

Leaving the EU might not mean less EU migration

On both sides of the EU referendum debate it's widely assumed that leaving the EU will lead to less migration to the UK from other parts of the EU. That's one of the main reasons why many people want the UK to leave the EU in the first place. "It's time we took back control of our borders" and so on. But this assumption could be wrong. In fact, leaving the EU could even lead to more EU migration to the UK than if we vote to stay in.

Kim Vowden

29 March 2016

The UK referendum and implications for British and EU citizens living or working in Member States

The UK referendum on EU membership is rapidly approaching and the breadth of issues which the voting public must take into consideration is enormous. There has been substantial media interest in the issue of costs and benefits for business, self-employed, start-ups, workers and banks but perhaps less in respect of British citizens who for one reason or another need to make choices about where they are going to live: stay in the UK, move to another EU Member State or where already living in another Member State prepare to move back to the UK. According to current estimates, over 2 million British citizens currently live in other Member States.

Elspeth Guild

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