AS THE scheduled Brexit date(depending on current fast-moving events) of October 31st looms ever closer, the British Consulate based in Alicante will be holding an extensive series of roadshows outside shops and key locations across Alicante Province and the Murcia region.
British Consul Sarah-Jane Morris said: “As we approach the date when we will leave the EU, we recognise that British nationals may want to speak to us individually about their concerns and to check if there is anything else they need to do.”
“By going to areas where there are a lot of British nationals, we hope to make this as easy as possible. There is no need to book an appointment”.
The events will start on Monday September 16th and run through to Monday October 23rd, with Alicante consulate staff on hand to answer any questions that expats will have over Brexit, as well as key issues like access to Spanish healthcare services, and living in Spain.
British officials in Spain have again said that contrary to reports in the UK media, free healthcare for expats in the country is guaranteed until at least December 2020, irrespective of whether or not a Brexit deal is done with the European Union.
Another scare story has also been rubbished, with the announcement that the UK government will continue to uprate the UK state pension paid to people living in Spain until March 2023, even if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
The government also plans to negotiate an agreement with the EU to make sure the UK State Pension will carry on being uprated in the longer term
If you have questions on those or other matters, then the British Consulate team will be on hand at the following places, with the times on every day being between 9.30am and 2.30pm.
MONDAY, SEPT 16th Overseas Supermarket, Calle Cantabrico, Cabo Roig
TUES, SEPT 17th Overseas Supermarket, Avenida de Especias, Pinar de Campoverde
WEDS, SEPT 18th Overseas Supermarket, Avenida Dr. Severo Ochoa, Benidorm
TUES, SEPT 24th Alicante-Elche Airport
WEDS, SEPT 25th Mandarina Garden Coffee Shop, El Campello
TUES, OCT 15th Benidorm Indoor Market
WEDS, OCT 16th Bar Grace, Avenida Pais Valencianos, Busot
TUES, OCT 22nd Camping Villamar, Benidorm
WEDS, OCT 23rd Caravaning Club, La Manga, Murcia.