Becoming a French resident before Brexit

 ‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’

With the Chinese New Year almost upon us, it reminded me of a Chinese proverb – ‘Don’t build a well when you become thirsty’. Put in modern business school speak, that reads: ‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’.

Another relevant Chinese proverb that translates well is ‘Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness’ which equates to ‘Don’t put off until tomorrow what you should do today’.

Take Brexit, for instance.

We have, in the words of former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, “known knowns” and “known unknowns”.

There may, of course, be the occasional ‘unknown unknowns’ that surprise us along the way, too.

In terms of Brexit ‘known knowns’, we know that the agreement reached between the UK and EU27 in December 2017 on citizens’ rights contained a commitment to citizens officially resident in the UK, France or other EU country to retain that residency going forward and also their entitlement to healthcare.

The joint agreement stated: “…those already ...

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