BREXIT: What the papers say!

euroLast week’s referendum has produced a lot of media coverage, a mountain of speculation and very little of genuine substance when it comes to predicting the effects of Brexit on the average household.

We thought we’d highlight a few of the contrasting stories and advice we’ve seen online in the last few days. We’d advise taking it all with a pinch of salt, but it’s always worth knowing what expert opinion has to say about an issue of such importance.

Let’s start with some basic advice from Citizen’s Advice – they have put this on their website:

The UK public has voted to leave the EU. This means it’s likely that some laws will change in the future – but not immediately. Everything will stay the same until new laws are made. If you’re an EU citizen living in the UK, your rights to live, work or get benefits won’t change unless the government passes new laws. If you’re a UK citizen living in the EU or travelling to the EU, your rights won’t change yet either. You don’t need to take any action now. Changes to the law will be announced before they happen, so you’ll have time to prepare if you’re affected. If you think you’ve been discriminated against since the referendum, for example if you’ve been unfairly refused work or housing, or told your rights have changed, you should contact your nearest Citizens Advice.

Here’s a roundup of a few more websites with their reactions generally to Brexit and in some cases specifically from the standpoint of older people:

  • BBC website – How will Brexit affect your finances? Read More 
  • This is Money website – Scaremongering aside, what will Brexit vote mean for pensions? Five issues to watch in referendum aftermath: Read More
  • Daily Telegraph Website – Pension incomes fall as referendum effect filters through: Read More
  • Daily Mirror website – Brexit has ALREADY made pensioners poorer – this is why: Read More
  • The Independent website – How Brexit will push food prices up: Read More
  • Sky News website – how Brexit will effect your money: Read More
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