Government launches new webpage aimed at British expats, following Referendum result

British nationals looking for advice on travelling and living in Europe, following the result of the EU referendum, can now visit a new webpage on the UK government website.

The webpage explains that negotiations for the United Kingdom to leave the EU may take up to two years or more. The government will negotiate new arrangements with the EU including on issues affecting British expats and travellers. Passport-Euro

Foreign Office Launch Brexpat Advice Website
Foreign Office Launch Brexpat Advice Website

Until then there will be no immediate changes. During the period of the negotiations, the UK remains a full member of the EU, entitled to all the benefits and obligations of membership.

The webpage includes very basic information on passports, pensions, healthcare, and also has a link to some general information on applying for dual citizenship.

Though the webpage currently tells us nothing we don’t already know,  it has to be worth a bookmark for ongoing reference.

During coming months and years the issues around the future status of Brexpats will undoubtedly be the subject of much speculation and conjecture.

It will be useful to have this page as an official go-to source, even if only to silence the loudmouth scaremongering at the bar.

H.M. Gov. Foreign Office Brexpat Website

Brexit Beer Widget

Meanwhile the Southport Visiter newspaper has bypassed the post Brexit analysis of pensions, healthcare, education etc., and got straight to the key question for many British Tourists – ‘How many beers will it cost me?’

Screenshot-2016-07-12-17.43.06A widget on their website invites people to enter their holiday destination and the amount of UK pounds spending money they intend to take.

The result is shown as the amount less they will have to spend now compared with immediately pre-referendum, and then converts that reduction in spending power to the amount of beer you could have bought with the difference.

Our example trip to Spain taking £1,000 gave a return of having lost 130€, equivalent to 55 beers. Clearly they have never bought a beer in an Ibiza nightclub.

Southport Visiter Beer Widget