Take practical protective steps while talks continue

Here are our key tips ahead of Brexit

There are two key elements in preparing for Brexit: to make sure you are ready to benefit from the offers of any future deal and to take advantage of any benefits that may disappear as Britain leaves the EU next year. It is possible the time-limit for completing some or all of these issues may be extended to the end of a transition period – however this has not yet been confirmed.


Benefiting from ‘the deal’

The deal so far between the UK and EU intends as far as possible to allow existing expats to ‘live their lives as before’.

However some campaigners object, saying it misses out certain rights, such as voting in local elections and the automatic right to move on to live or work in other parts of the EU.

That aside, the agreement does protect such key matters as British pension uprating, the EU pension aggregation scheme, the right for UK pensioners to use French healthcare, and the exportability of UK disability ...

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