Countdown to Brexit:
Teresa May’s Bill for the so called ‘Brexit Deal’ was approved in November last year. It has since been knocked back in Parliament twice.
The somewhat derided ‘Brexit Deal’, defines the proposed terms for the separation agreed by UK and the EU. The deal, also approved by the EU, is, some might argue, the UK’s only chance of an orderly exit from the EU. So just what is the so called ‘Brexit Deal’?
Here are some key points relevant to Brits in Spain.
Brexit Deal Transition Period
The draft deal allows for indefinite extension of the so called ‘transition period’. This is to allow for a solution to be worked out for Ireland / Northern Ireland. The phrase ‘how long is a piece of string?’ springs to mind.
This is a perhaps a good thing for Brits in Spain and other EU countries, as during the ‘transition period’ nothing changes. This mean that during a ‘transision period’ UK nationals in Spain and the rest of the EU, can continue to enjoy their EU citizen status.
Brexit Deal and Movement Within the EU
Whilst the ‘deal’ covers the rights of UK citizens in the EU, e.g. Brits in Spain, and defines terms for right to continue reside and working etc, there is NO agreement on freedom of movement within the EU.
The ‘Brexit Deal’ explainer issued by the Government simply states: