The Human Cost of Brexit (Rights & Citizenship)

In an online roundtable discussion, members of community groups and third & public sector organisations reflected on Brexit’s impact on EU citizens in North East Scotland. Six speakers presented diverse perspectives and more than 65 people attended the discussion that followed, raising the concerns of local communities.

Speakers and participants in this online discussion forum pointed to the financial costs associated with citizenship applications, which will impact both EU nationals entering the UK from January 2021 onwards, and those who were living in the UK before. One speaker noted that citizenship applications cost more than £1,000 in 2021, plus the fees associated with English language tests and the Life in the UK test.