The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020, entering a transition period until 31 December 2020. During this period, the UK’s relationship with the EU will remain mostly the same whilst further agreements are negotiated, such as trade deals. At the end of the transition, the relationship will be shaped by whatever terms have been agreed.
As a result of Brexit, individuals and families, in both the UK and EU face uncertainty and new complex challenges, both personal and professional.
CABA can help
Past and present ICAEW members, ICAEW staff, ACA students and their close families can access free professional advice and support to help them manage the practical and emotional effects of Brexit, both now and in the future.
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Who do we support?
- ACA students
- Past and present ICAEW members
- Past and present ICAEW staff
- The husbands, wives, life partners and dependent children (up to the age of 25) of the above
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The effects of Brexit
Brexit is likely to have an impact on multiple areas of day-to-day life including:
- Employment rights and job security
- Residency terms and citizenship rights
- Business operations and income
- Personal and professional pensions held in the UK
- The cost of healthcare
- The cost and ease of arranging care for loved ones in the UK or EU
- Currency exchange rates which could affect household finances
The emotional impact of Brexit
As well as practical implications, Brexit is likely to have an impact on the mental wellbeing of those affected. People we’ve spoken to have reported feeling:
- Anxious about the level of uncertainty over what comes next
- Isolated and nervous about adjusting to life in a new country, if they decide to move
- Worried and upset about the possibility of having to leave an established life and community
- A lack of control over fundamental issues that directly impact quality of life for their family
- As though they don’t belong anywhere
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There is still uncertainty over the short and long-term consequences of Brexit. Ongoing negotiations mean there are still questions that cannot be answered. But one thing is certain. We’re here to help. Wherever you are in the world. Now and in the future.
Professional legal advice
Get support on issues such as employment rights, residency and citizenship with independent, expert legal advice.
How does it work?
Our partners at Law Express work with local legal professionals in many EU countries to provide specialised legal advice over the phone. CABA may also be able to contribute towards the cost of local legal consultation.
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Who are Law Express?
Law Express have over 20 years of experience providing independent legal advice, guidance and information to individuals and businesses. They cover a range of issues including employment and contract law, health and safety and tax advice, family law, wills and probate, personal injury, motoring and property law.
Professional UK pensions advice
Understand the potential impact of Brexit on your UK pension, with independent, expert advice from our partners at Jelf.
Book a free 1-2-1 UK pension consultation over the phone with Lee Coles, Head of Workplace Education from Jelf, UK, at a time convenient for you.
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Who are Jelf?
Jelf provide professional advice, guidance and information on matters relating to pensions and retirement planning for both individuals and businesses.
Whether you simply need a listening ear or structured support to help manage feelings of stress or anxiety, we can help. If you need someone to talk to, our trained advisors are here to listen, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just get in touch. Professional counsellors deliver our structured counselling services over the phone and in some countries, face to face.
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What is counselling?
Counselling is a chance for you to talk to someone who will listen without judgement, and support you to find ways to manage your thoughts and feelings. There are lots of situations where you might benefit from counselling, including work-related stress, exam pressure, bereavement, relationship problems and more. Whatever your situation, opening up and talking to someone is often the hardest bit. But after that first step, you’ll have the support of a professional counsellor to help you through the rest of the process.
UK income maximisation
If you currently live in the UK, or plan to relocate back to the UK from an EU country, our support officers can ensure you’re claiming all the benefits you and your family are entitled to.
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Who are our support officers?
Our support officers have come to CABA from a wide range of backgrounds including social care, health, welfare and the Citizens Advice Bureau. They work one-to-one with the people we support, providing expert advice tailored to each person’s specific circumstances.
Our means-tested* grants and donations can help take the pressure off if you’re struggling to make up a monthly shortfall, or cover an unexpected one-off expense.
*This means we take your income, capital, assets and expenditure into account when awarding financial support.
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Keep your career on track even when things change. Whether you’re looking for new opportunities, want to get back into work or progress in your career, we can help. Work with a professional career coach and access online career development tools and resources.
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Business start-up support
Have you considered starting your own business? If you’re unemployed, you could quality for the funding you need to get your idea off the ground.
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Your physical wellbeing
The way we respond to change, pressure or stress can be influenced by our physical wellbeing. When we eat well, move more and get the rest we need, our resilience improves and we’re better able to take on new challenges. Our toolkits for better physical wellbeing will help you do just that.
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