In 2016, immediately following the referendum of 23 June, we considered the possible effects of Brexit on Brits in Spain, Brits intending to move to Spain, and those who intended to purchase property in Spain after Brexit.
We intended, as the negotiations progressed, to write regular updates as the terms for the United Kingdom leaving the European Union were agreed. Since 23 June 2016 we have been watching and waiting. It has been extremely difficult to put anything in writing when the position has remained undefined. We are now in April 2019 and it seems that the Brexit position is no clearer.
The fact that a Brexit deal that can pass through Parliament has not yet been reached does not, however, mean that the position is entirely uncertain. In some ways Brexit will not have any discernible effect on day to day life for individual Brits in Spain. In some respects Brexit will have a minor impact and in other areas we will see significant change to the status quo.
The Spanish government, aware that there are significant numbers of Brits travelling to, investing in and residing in Spain, has put initiatives in place so that the position in the event of a no deal Brexit is clea