Easy Read Brexit

Easy Read Brexit

What does Brexit mean?

Brexit means British Exit.

What is Britain leaving?

Britain is leaving the EU.

EU means European Union.

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What is the EU?

There are 28 EU Countries.

They each try to work together.

This work would be things like:

  • Buying and selling to each other.
  • Letting people travel to any EU country.
  • To share ideas.
  • To be peaceful with one another.
  • To make sure everyone is treated fairly.
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Why is Britain leaving the EU?

The public voted in 2016.

Everyone had a chance to vote.

You could vote to leave or to stay.

Leave had the most votes.

Britain chose to leave.

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Britain should have left the EU in March 2019.

There was a delay.

Britain should then have left the EU on 31st October 2019.

But there was another delay.

Britain will leave the EU on 31st January 2020.

Britain and the EU have agreed a deal.

This deal says how Britain will leave.

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What is the deal?

Britain leaves the EU at 11pm on 31st January 2020

There will not be many changes to begin with.

Most EU laws or rules will stay the same.

The EU and Britain is working on a final deal.

This deal has to be completed by December 2020.

The time between January and December 2020 is called

Transition Period

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Britain almost left with no deal.

If no deal had been agreed it may have caused problems.

Food may have been harder to find.

It could have been harder to get some medication.

You can see a full list by clicking here.

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How else may Brexit affect me?

The UK will not be a part of the European Accessibility Act.

  • These laws are to make sure everyday tasks are easier for people with a disability.
  • For example, how a website works or being able to use a cash machine.

Human Rights laws are not part of the EU.

Britain can make its own choice if it wishes to keep these rights.

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How should I prepare for Brexit?

Think about:

  • Your food supply and how much it costs.
  • Will your meal service be affected?
  • How much medicine do you have?
  • Is your paid Carer from an EU country?
  • Do I need to apply for settled status?
  • Do members of my family need to apply for settled status?
  • What health services do you depend upon?
  • Do you depend on electricity for health devices?
  • Do you need fuel for a vehicle to get around or get help?
  • How safe and secure you and your home are.
  • Which friends and family can help you in an emergency.


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