NGO will be able to use the money to support UK nationals preparing for Brexit with a focus on those who may struggle with the official paperwork. This will include retired pensioners, specially-abled people, those in remote areas needing help in translation, among others. Owning to reports there are about 1.3m UK-born people residing in the EU. The government wanted to help UK nationals to be perfectly prepared for Brexit, at all circumstances. According to the withdrawal deal agreed between Theresa May and the EU, UK nationals would have kept their freedom of movement rights during a transition period.
However, the deal was always rejected by MPs and the UK is currently set to exit the EU on 31 October without a deal for their Europe based citizens.
There is ambiguity about what a no-deal exit would mean for Britons living in the EU but they are being advised to register as residents of the country in which they live.
The rules on residency will include deadlines for paperwork that will vary from country to country. It will also take time.
The European Commission has urged to the European countries, in the event of a no-deal, to follow a generous approach to the rights of UK citizens in the EU, provided that this approach is shared by the UK.
However, immigration experts have recommended this will not be possible without a system to work out who is legally in the country.
The changes to freedom of movement will not affect Irish citizens because British and Irish ministers have signed a deal to allow free movement.