Next Steps: Implementing a Brexit deal for UK citizens living in the EU-27

Co-authored with colleagues from Migration Policy Institute, and originally published here, this report looks at the important issue of citizen’s rights – those of both UK citizen’s living in the EU27 and the EU nationals living in the UK. As the report makes clear, little has been said about the planning issues concerning how Brexit will impact these citizen’s rights. A preliminary agreement before December 2017 made huge progress in securing citizen’s rights, including the rights of current citizens, regardless of arrival date; to stay, continued access to pensions and healthcare and extended rights to family unification. But, as this report states, member states are yet to introducess processes to adjust British residents’ statuses from that of mobile EU citizens to a new, to- be- decided status.

This website has been produced as part of the research project BrExpats: freedom of movement, citizenship and Brexit in the lives of British citizens resident in the EU27. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (Grant Number ES/R000875/1) through the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative.