Details of The New UK Passports

by Lewis McLeod The new British passports have been made by a Franco-Dutch company which has sparked some controversy about the production, as it has been outsourced but not actually made in UK. The new passports are being put out in stages, with the first batch rolling out on March 30, 2019. From this day onwards, British citizens could apply and choose if they wanted the words ‘European Union’ on their passport or not. This caused a bust up with the people hoping to keep a European passport. The Government then stated burgundy passports will be stopped in late 2019 and … Continue reading Details of The New UK Passports

How Brexit Could Invalidate EHIC Cards

by Lewis McLeod The UK has issued over 27 million EHIC cards, they cover pre-existing medical conditions as well as emergency care and also maternity care. The NHS have supplied these cards for many years to citizens of UK but now they look to be in danger of being invalid. NHS have put together a blog on their website that has explained what you should expect when travelling in the EU and looking for medical care – https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/healthcare-abroad/going-abroad-for-treatment/going-abroad-for-medical-treatment/ . If there’s a no deal Brexit, UK citizens can’t rely on their card being valid. Britons would have to buy travel … Continue reading How Brexit Could Invalidate EHIC Cards

Where do we go after Erasmus?

by Ben MacDonald Following the announcement of a deadline extension for Brexit, the fear for the loss of a scheme which allows students to study abroad continues to build. Running since the 1980’s, the Erasmus program offers students a chance to study in any EU member state for a certain period of time. When the initial date for Brexit was announced to be the 29th March, there were fears that funding for the 2019-20 academic year would stop and therefore students were warned that financing their trip would be in jeopardy. The extension to the 31st October ensured that students leaving … Continue reading Where do we go after Erasmus?

Never-ending Brexit saga more destructive than a bad deal?

By Harris Cumming MORE than three years after the UK voted to leave the EU, the British public witnessed yet another extension to the Brexit deadline yesterday. The news left many feeling perturbed and desperate for the seemingly ceaseless process to reach its ultimate conclusion. However according to experts, this frustration could have potentially severe implications for the UK economy. Barry Reilly, Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex, argues that the threat of Brexit has already inflicted damage on the UK economy and that this new deadline will exacerbate this further: “Certainly for agents in the economy, firms, … Continue reading Never-ending Brexit saga more destructive than a bad deal?