How does Brexit affect British workers in Spain? It means that UK nationals (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) are no longer considered citizens of the European Union (EU). However, a transitional period has been established during which EU legislation on free movement will continue to apply. The transitional period will end, unless expressly extended, on 31 December 2020.
Brexit and British workers in Spain.
During the transitional period, the rights of UK nationals will be the same as they were until Brexit came into force. Therefore, British nationals and their families will be able to continue living and working in the EU. Under the same essential conditions under EU law.
In addition, the EU will respect the acquired rights of those persons who, having confidence in the European project, would have made use of the free movement of workers up to the date of withdrawal. Any future rights that may be acquired on the basis of work carried out before that date will also be guaranteed.
In Spain, the fact of having a registration certificate in force at the time of effectiveness of the Brexit, will be a guarantee of recognition of rights as a resident.
Despite the current legal uncertainty and insecurity, the withdrawal agreement drawn up by the European Commission must be understood to be valid. In relation to the rights of British workers, for migration and social security purposes on 14th November 2018.
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