British expats willing to pay for EU citizenship

Published:  13 Sep at 6 PM
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A recent survey by Experts for Expats has shown more than 50 per cent of British expats would welcome the chance to purchase individual EU membership.

Although the survey was relatively small in numbers, responses by UK citizens living across the world suggest all respondents believe Brexit will harm their personal situations as well as being disastrous for the UK economy. As a result, more than half of those surveyed indicated they would be prepared to buy into individual membership of the European Union.
A quarter of respondents weren’t interested in the rights granted to EU citizens and 20 per cent were still unsure about the best way to preserve their lifestyles.

Almost all those who took part believe the referendum was the direct cause of the pound’s devaluation, with 41 per cent admitting their disposable income had fallen. Just 32 per cent reported an increased income, and nearly 70 per cent were certain their personal situation would deteriorate once Brexit kicked in. Just 17 per cent of responders believe the UK’s economy will be positively affected post-Brexit.

General feelings towards the reality of Brexit revealed almost all expats surveyed had negative feelings about the UK/EU divorce. When asked to choose a word which described their reactions, 59 per cent were ‘disappointed’, 18 per cent are still ‘confused’ and a further 25 per cent believe they were ‘deceived’ by the pro-Brexit campaign messages. The result mirrors the significant increase in the number of enquiries received by Experts for Expats since the result was announced.

Founder of Experts for Expats Robert Hallums isn’t surprised by the survey’s results, saying only 17 per cent of the entire British population voted to leave the EU, leaving expats on both sides now feeling neglected and unsure of their futures after 15 months of uncertainty and government inaction. Hallums compares the situation to having an election without either side providing a manifesto, adding expats need to see discussions based on real facts rather than outrageous promises.
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