POST TIME: 20 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Freedom of movement will end after Brexit: UK

Freedom of movement 
will end after 
Brexit: UK

The UK government has said rules allowing EU nationals to live and work freely in the UK will end in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October.

Theresa May's government had considered extending freedom of movement to 2021 or allowing EU citizens to stay in the UK for three months before having to apply for a longer stay.

However both those options have now been dropped, in favour of a new approach which will be set out later. About 3m EU citizens live in the UK. Freedom of movement allows EU citizens to live and work in other European Union countries.

Asked about the issue, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK would not "become remotely hostile to immigration or immigrants".

He added that "immigration into the UK will be democratically controlled".