Briefing: the Human Cost of Brexit

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As we approach the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (30 June 2021), the impacts of Brexit on the daily lives of EU citizens are more present than ever. In this context, Shared Futures and No Recourse, North East held an online roundtable discussion with community groups and third & public sector organisations to reflect on the impact of Brexit on EU citizens living in North East Scotland. Six speakers presented diverse perspectives to understand the impacts of Brexit and more than 65 people attended the discussion groups that followed, raising the concerns of local communities and identifying concrete actions to better support them.

This briefing presents the main issues highlighted by the speakers at the event, and those highlighted by the attendees in the discussion groups. A further section also outlines recommendations stemming from the dialogue for policy makers and organisations to consider in their planning on how to mitigate the human cost of Brexit.