EU referendum: Citizens Advice Bureau issues 'what to do about Brexit' guidelines

'You don’t need to take any action now. Changes to the law will be announced before they happen, so you’ll have time to prepare if you’re affected.'

Christopher Hooton
Friday 24 June 2016 10:35
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The UK’s vote to leave the EU has left many shocked, confused and unsure of how to act this morning, particularly those who have moved to the country from others or vice versa.

In a bid to clear things up, Citizens Advice has put up a ‘Brexit - how it affects you’ post, which essentially points out that nothing will change immediately until new laws are introduced.

Sadiq Khan offered similarly reassuring words in the wake of the vote result this morning, insisting ‘there is no need to panic’.

"I want to send a particular message to the almost one million Europeans living in London, who make a huge contribution to our city - working hard, paying taxes and contributing to our civic and cultural life. You are welcome here,” he said.

“We value the enormous contribution you make to our city and that will not change as a result of this referendum."

Citizens Advice’s advice in full:

The UK public has voted to leave the EU. This means it’s likely that some laws will change in the future - but not immediately.

Everything will stay the same until new laws are made.

If you’re an EU citizen living in the UK, your rights to live, work or get benefits won’t change unless the government passes new laws.

If you’re a UK citizen living in the EU or travelling to the EU, your rights won’t change yet either.

You don’t need to take any action now. Changes to the law will be announced before they happen, so you’ll have time to prepare if you’re affected.

If you think you’ve been discriminated against because of the Brexit, for example if you’ve been refused work or housing, or told your rights have changed, you should contact your nearest Citizens Advice.

*Live coverage of the UK's exit from the EU and Prime Minister David Cameron's resignation here*

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