There is a lot of confusion over what Brexit means for the health cover of Britons living in France. Kalba Meadows who heads up Remain in France Together (RIFT) has taken a look at what would happen to our healthcare after Brexit, in both a deal and a no deal scenario. Yesterday evening, many people found an unwelcome update from the UK government in their inbox, about healthcare for British citizens living in the EU if there is no deal. It stated - rather blandly and as though it was of no great import - this: “If you have an S1 certificate, it will be valid until 29 March 2019. After this date, the certificate may not be valid, depending on decisions by member states.” Unsurprisingly this has provoked something of a reaction today and has been picked up by many newspapers. And confusion reigns about post-Brexit healthcare in France for British residents, especially for those who are covered by the current reciprocal health care arrangement … [Read more...] about Brexit: What will happen to your health cover in France (deal or no deal)
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News / UK and world by Press Association December 4, 2018, 6:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter MPs are to debate and vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. But what will happen? – What is the current plan? The Government has allotted time on five days for the deal to be debated. This includes up to eight hours of debate on December 4, 5, 6 and 10 – with the votes expected on December 11. Amendments have been tabled by two Labour MPs to extend the time for debate. – What are they debating? The Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by the Government, which outlines the terms on which the UK will leave the EU and the desired future relationship. MPs are being asked to approve this by supporting a motion tabled by the Prime Minister. – Can MPs change what has been put forward? Yes. Speaker John Bercow can select up to six amendments which MPs can then vote on. – What are the amendments? … [Read more...] about What will happen during the Brexit deal debate in the House of Commons?
It's honestly very hard to know how the next two days will play out. In a sense we are precisely where most of us expected we would be at this end stage of the Brexit saga.The two sides take it to the wire; the negotiators have done as much as they can and it's now up the politicians - the EU leaders - to break the ever-predictable impasse.The thing is, it's genuinely very difficult to see how the last remaining circle - the Irish question - can be squared. In a nutshell, it's this (bear with me here)::: Neither side wants a hard border on the island of Ireland largely, but not only, because of what it could mean for the peace process.:: So when Brexit is a distant memory and the UK is firmly (happily?) out of the European Union, the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland must look precisely as it does now - invisible.:: The UK has committed to leaving the EU single market and customs union - because only by doing so can the UK sign its own trade deals globally.:: … [Read more...] about What will happen at ‘moment of truth’ Brexit summit? Who knows!
News / UK and world by Press Association August 2, 2018, 3:42 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Bank of England’s move to hike interest rates marks only the second increase since the financial crisis and takes rates to the highest level for nearly 10 years. It sees rates rise above 0.5% for the first time since March 2009, when they were slashed to emergency lows to contain the fallout from the financial crisis. Here are some of the key questions and answers surrounding the Bank’s interest rate decision. – Why has the Bank raised rates? The Bank has been signalling for some time that rates will need to rise to cool inflation, which surged after the Brexit vote sent the pound plunging and still remains above target, at 2.4%. It also wants to see rates come off the emergency lows that have been in place ever since March 2009 and return to more “normal” levels. The Bank had backed away from a … [Read more...] about Why has the Bank raised rates and what will happen next with borrowing costs?
THE countdown to the UK’s historic EU breakaway has begun with negotiations well under way. But what will Brexit mean for the millions of EU citizens who currently live in the UK - and the Brits living in Europe. Here's what we know. Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to Donald Tusk triggering Article 50 on March 29 2017 How many EU citizens are there in the UK? Around 3.6million EU nationals currently live in the UK, including nearly 600,000 children. Theresa May confirmed all EU nationals living in the UK will now be able to gain “settled status” and stay here indefinitely. The PM vowed in June last year that “no family will be split up” as she outlined a 15-page document detailing the Government’s offer on citizen rights. After an initial agreement on "divorce issues" with the EU was reached on December 8, Mrs May pledged that EU citizens' rights would be written into UK law. She then wrote an open letter saying: “I greatly value the … [Read more...] about What will happen to EU citizens in the UK after Brexit, will they need visas and how many are in Britain now?