Glasgow City Council

Brexit

Introduction

On 23 June 2016, 51.9% of the participating UK electorate voted to leave the European Union.

On 29 March 2017, the UK Government invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union , a part of European Law which sets out the process by which members states may withdraw from the European Union.

EU nationals in Glasgow

Glasgow is Scotlands most diverse city. Around 180,000 EU nationals currently live in Scotland. Many  have made Glasgow their home and live work and study in the city. If you are an EU National the following sources of information may be useful.

If you are looking for specialist immigration advice, you may find the following helpful:

You can find an immigration adviser registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) which regulates immigration advice and services under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 through their website.

Equality and Human Rights

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published information on Brexit and equality and human rights in the UK:
https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/our-human-rights-work/what-does-brexit-mean-equality-and-human-rights-uk.

If you believe that you may have been discriminated against on the basis of your race, nationality or national origin the EHRC can also provide advice and guidance:
https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/contact-us/equality-advisory-and-support-service

Wider Impacts

As a Council we recognise that Brexit poses many significant challenges to Glasgow, Scotland and the EU.

In October 2016, we published Brexit and the Glasgow economy. This report produced jointly by Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and the Glasgow Economic Leadership Board sets out the potential scale of the challenges facing Glasgow and Scotland following Brexit. It also sets out a number of asks for the Scottish and British Government to help address these challenges.

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