For what is traditionally one of the quieter months of the year August has been particularly busy for us here at BD as we finally launched our website on Wednesday 22nd. Let’s start by introducing the website and our concept.
Our aims are to make Brexit accessible to those for whom it matters the most – EU and UK Citizens. Of course we will cover commercial concerns along the way but our focus is on the people. Whether you are a EU or UK migrant we aim to provide a safe environment for debate, discussion and information.
We have three distinct areas for you within Our Website.
The Information Pages: Essentially an information zone for EU Citizens living, working or studying in the UK and UK Citizens doing the same within the remaining EU countries. When we say EU we are always referring to the remaining 27 countries because Brexit is progressing and we need to be prepared. That’s why our motto is; Decipher, Deliberate, Deliver – the 3D approach. Quite simply, we aim to get the facts, work our what’s happening and then let you know.
Our website will be updated once we know the outcome of the current negotiations and whether there is a deal or no deal.
Our Blog: Within the Blog area you will find three different types of information; weekly blogs that decode the issues and events of the previous week in an easy to digest format, a monthly newsletter which will provide a review of the previous four weeks and individual articles where we take an announcement or important development and decode that specific matter for you.
You will see that we have already begun looking at what we feel are the most important issues.
The Forum: Your place to discuss Brexit. Over time we will be introducing our Brexit Decoded Champions who will provide advice on specific topics and you will be able to interact with these in our forum. Our main forum will always be free to access but we may charge small amounts to access guides, join live question and answer sessions or speak directly with these champions. We already have professional representatives in some EU countries that specialise in immigration, finance and law. As a member you can choose whether or not to engage in these services.
Deal or No Deal. Assuming that the UK will leave the EU then there are two options; a Deal between the countries which allows some of the current status quo to continue or No Deal and a fairly harsh separation with new rules all round. Either way there are going to be major changes for those of us who travel, work, live or study in a country other than that in which we began.
There is more detailed information on the actual mechanics which resulted from the UK Referendum on 22 June 2016 and you can find that in ‘Brexit The Facts’ section of our website. We also have sections dealing specifically with the processes involved for those of you who will need to register in the country you are now living in and you will see that where there is already country specific information we have included that within the appropriate section.