Brexit - How it affects you

Following the referendum result on Friday 24th June, Citizens Advice have prepared an advice overview of how you may be affected. We have reproduced this advice below:

"Your rights around work, claiming benefits and life in the UK won’t change unless new laws are passed. This will take time. The UK public has voted to leave the EU. This means it’s likely that some laws will change in the future - but not immediately.

Everything will stay the same until new laws are made.

If you’re an EU citizen living in the UK, your rights to live, work or get benefits won’t change unless the government passes new laws.

If you’re a UK citizen living in the EU or travelling to the EU, your rights won’t change yet either.

You don’t need to take any action now. Changes to the law will be announced before they happen, so you’ll have time to prepare if you’re affected.

If you think you've been discriminated against since the referendum, for example if you've been unfairly refused work or housing, or told your rights have changed, you should contact your nearest Bureau for advice."


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Callum Ogden

Callum Ogden

Advice Services Coordinator, Citizens Advice Edinburgh