By Ron Howells • 01 October 2021 • 8:28
Brexit wipes £17bn off UK trade with EU in just 3 months
EU facing huge Brexit rule change to enter Britain from October 1.
EU citizens who do not have any post-Brexit right to live in the UK will no longer be able to use EU ID cards to enter the country from October 1. EU nationals who do not have settled status in the UK and those using visas to travel will now be required to show a passport.
Under the new immigration system, only those settled in the UK can use EU, EEA or Swiss national ID cards to enter the country- the method will be accepted until 2025.
The Home Office says the policy change comes as the UK ends the freedom of movement and “takes back control” of its borders.
A Home Office spokesperson added EU ID cards are an “insecure form of identification” and insisted those affected have been given almost 12 months to be ready.
June 23, 2021, marked five years to the day since the people of the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union.
Today, the UK is outside the EU and mostly no longer subject to its rules — but only after a titanic political struggle both at home, and with the bloc itself. For better or worse, some of the changes both hoped for and feared are beginning to take shape.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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