Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Brexit. A single market and the free movement.

Mr Johnson has said in an article in The Telegraph that Britain will be able to introduce a points-based immigration system and maintain "access" to the single market.
"British people will still be able to go and work in the EU; to live; to travel; to study; to buy homes and to settle down.
As the German equivalent of the CBI - the BDI - has very sensibly reminded us, there will continue to be free trade, and access to the single market."

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The European Union's (EU) internal market, or single market, also known as the European single market, is a single market that seeks to guarantee the free movement of goods, capital, services, and people – the "four freedoms" – between the EU's 28 member states.

Approximately 1.3 million Britons live and work in Europe.
Under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, Britain has two years to arrange new deals with EU member states - but in the meantime what should expats, both Brits abroad and EU nationals here, look out for, now the UK has voted to leave the EU?
The three million EU nationals living and working in the UK will also be affected.
The biggest group of Europeans living here are Poles, followed by Irish nationals and then Germans.

Some EU nationals could be left without the right to work in the UK - in which case they would have to apply for work permits or visas.
Britain already has a points-based system for non-EU citizens who apply to live and work here. That could be extended to EU citizens as well.

At the moment, part of the reason that UK pensioners in the rest of the EU see their pension go up every year is because the principle of the single market is applied.
That means pensions and other social security payments rise wherever you live.
Because this agreement is a mutual arrangement between the UK and the rest of the EU, it is now likely to form part of the renegotiation process.

The 3m non-British UK residents and 1.3m Britons living in the EU need to know what the result means in practice!

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