Is Brexit The Right Time To Make Your Move To Europe?
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The UK’s impending departure from the European Union (EU) isn’t just the topic currently on everyone’s lips – it’s been that way for the past year, since the electorate’s collective decision that we should leave the bloc.
It’s therefore not exactly a shock that many of us will be carefully digesting what the result of the vote means for us, including whether we wish to leave the UK altogether.
Much uncertainty continues to prevail
Before you get straight on the phone to a European Removal Company like ourselves, it’s vital to emphasize that despite the now-infamous Article 50 having been triggered a few months ago now, there’s still almost as much uncertainty about what Brexit truly ‘means’ as there was the day after the 2016 referendum.
We do know that negotiations between the UK and the EU’s respective teams are finally beginning in earnest, but we don’t even know – for example – what impact Brexit will ultimately have on Britons going to Europe on holiday, let alone the more complicated matter of those who move to the continent permanently.
At the moment, British people are free to live and work in other EU countries without a visa, pretty much as if they were a born-and-bred local. But once the UK officially leaves the bloc in what is expected to be March 2019, they may well lose this automatic right and be subject to more restrictive rules with regard to permits and setting up businesses.
If you’ve been dreaming of a European move for a while, you should also bear in mind that you may not have the same rights to healthcare and other benefits post-Brexit that you would do if you make your move before the UK’s official exit from the EU.
We can help to take some of the unknowns out of the process
Of course, some of you reading this will likely be planning to move specifically, or at least partly as a result of Brexit, whereas others among you may have been wishing to head to pastures new in mainland Europe regardless, in which case, the referendum result may have had little or no effect on your plans.
Whatever – it’s only natural that you will want to take as much uncertainty out of the process of moving home as possible, which is precisely why you may choose Simpsons Removals as your European removal company.
We are a UK-based removals company with a history dating back to 1979, but which is highly experienced in overseeing removals across Europe. Ask us today for a free, no-obligation quote for the service that will suit your needs best when you are looking to realise your dream of a move to the ‘old continent’.
Simpsons Removals & Storage Ltd