Brexit - how it affects you
The UK public voted to leave the EU in 2016.
The government has now triggered Article 50. This means that the process of leaving the EU has started.
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 since the referendum, for example if you’ve been unfairly refused work or housing, or told your rights have changed, you should contact your nearest Citizens Advice.
You can find information about the UK leaving the EU on GOV.UK.