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  • Image copyright Getty Images What do you want to know about the Brexit talks?As EU citizens living in the UK and UK expats in other EU states continue to ponder their futures, Brexit negotiations have started in Brussels.A year after the UK voted to leave the European Union, millions of people are worried about the impact the decision will have on their lives.As talks continue into the weekend, questions have been coming in to the BBC regarding the status of EU and UK citizens, several of which are listed below. Many may be addresed as the answers become available following the talks.For now, here is all you need to know about the UK leaving the EU. And take a look at some of the other questions you've wanted us to answer:Could the UK take over existing EU trade deals?Panama Papers: What happened next?Brexit court ruling: Your questions answeredMany of the questions below are examples which were asked multiple times and in many ways, while others are specific to those who..

    Questions, not answers

    Image copyright Getty Images What do you want to know about the Brexit talks?As EU citizens living in the UK and UK expats in other EU states continue to ponder their futures, Brexit negotiations have started in Brussels.A year after the UK voted to leave the European Union, millions of people are worried about the impact the decision will have on their lives.As talks continue into the weekend, questions have been coming in to the BBC regarding the status of EU and UK citizens, several of which are listed below. Many may be addresed as the answers become available following the talks.For now, here is all you need to know about the UK leaving the EU. And take a look at some of the other questions you've wanted us to answer:Could the UK take over existing EU trade deals?Panama Papers: What happened next?Brexit court ruling: Your questions answeredMany of the questions below are examples which were asked multiple times and in many ways, while others are specific to those who..
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  • It is a year since the UK voted to leave the European Union and Brexit negotiations are under way.Since the initial fall-out there has been a legal challenge and a general election. While everyone waits to see exactly what will happen, Leave voter Paul Austin has told the BBC why he made his choice and whether, a year on, he would vote the same way again.'Aggressive Brexiteer'Mr Austin lives in North Yorkshire and runs an interior fitting-out business. He has spent 36 years working in the construction industry around the world."I was quite an aggressive Brexiteer and my friends were probably sick to the stomach of me trying to persuade them all to vote Leave," he said. "I wanted limited immigration, not a ban, because I feel that it's totally uncontrolled. Image copyright Paul Austin "I'm also still concerned about taxation and VAT. I think the payments we make are very high and that money is going to other countries when it could be used better here."Howev..

    ‘Would I still vote Leave?’

    It is a year since the UK voted to leave the European Union and Brexit negotiations are under way.Since the initial fall-out there has been a legal challenge and a general election. While everyone waits to see exactly what will happen, Leave voter Paul Austin has told the BBC why he made his choice and whether, a year on, he would vote the same way again.'Aggressive Brexiteer'Mr Austin lives in North Yorkshire and runs an interior fitting-out business. He has spent 36 years working in the construction industry around the world."I was quite an aggressive Brexiteer and my friends were probably sick to the stomach of me trying to persuade them all to vote Leave," he said. "I wanted limited immigration, not a ban, because I feel that it's totally uncontrolled. Image copyright Paul Austin "I'm also still concerned about taxation and VAT. I think the payments we make are very high and that money is going to other countries when it could be used better here."Howev..
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  • Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn has said that 16-year-old workers should be paid at least £10 an hour, as he addressed the Unison conference in Brighton.The Labour manifesto included a pledge to raise the minimum wage to the level of the Living Wage - now paid to those aged 25 or over - for 18-24 year olds.But questioned about whether 16-year-olds should get it, Mr Corbyn said it "should apply to all workers". "I don't think young people eat less than old people," he added.The National Living Wage was introduced by the Conservative then-chancellor George Osborne in his July 2015 Budget. 'Austerity economics'As of April this year, it is paid at a rate of £7.50 an hour for workers aged 25 and over, with the aim of increasing it to £9 an hour by 2020. Labour's general election manifesto pledged to raise it to at least £10 an hour by 2020 for workers aged 18 or over. But when Mr Corbyn was asked whether 16-year-olds should get it as well, he replied: "..

    Jeremy Corbyn: Teen workers should get £10 an hour

    Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn has said that 16-year-old workers should be paid at least £10 an hour, as he addressed the Unison conference in Brighton.The Labour manifesto included a pledge to raise the minimum wage to the level of the Living Wage - now paid to those aged 25 or over - for 18-24 year olds.But questioned about whether 16-year-olds should get it, Mr Corbyn said it "should apply to all workers". "I don't think young people eat less than old people," he added.The National Living Wage was introduced by the Conservative then-chancellor George Osborne in his July 2015 Budget. 'Austerity economics'As of April this year, it is paid at a rate of £7.50 an hour for workers aged 25 and over, with the aim of increasing it to £9 an hour by 2020. Labour's general election manifesto pledged to raise it to at least £10 an hour by 2020 for workers aged 18 or over. But when Mr Corbyn was asked whether 16-year-olds should get it as well, he replied: "..
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  • Image copyright PA The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge-freezer, and outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests, police say.The Metropolitan Police say manslaughter, health and safety, and fire safety charges will be considered.A total of 79 people are feared dead after the blaze destroyed 151 homes in the Kensington tower block and nearby.In Salford, cladding is to be removed from nine of its residential tower blocks because of safety concerns.The city's mayor Paul Dennett said: "Government tests are under way but is already clear the cladding on our blocks must be removed. There will be no waiting around... while there are any questions about the safety of our residents." Meanwhile, the government has ordered immediate testing of the Hotpoint fridge-freezer that was involved in the Grenfell fire.Whirlpool, which owns Hotpoint, said: "We offer our most profound condolences to the victims, those who have lost loved ones, homes, and possessions, and ..

    Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge-freezer, say police

    Image copyright PA The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge-freezer, and outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests, police say.The Metropolitan Police say manslaughter, health and safety, and fire safety charges will be considered.A total of 79 people are feared dead after the blaze destroyed 151 homes in the Kensington tower block and nearby.In Salford, cladding is to be removed from nine of its residential tower blocks because of safety concerns.The city's mayor Paul Dennett said: "Government tests are under way but is already clear the cladding on our blocks must be removed. There will be no waiting around... while there are any questions about the safety of our residents." Meanwhile, the government has ordered immediate testing of the Hotpoint fridge-freezer that was involved in the Grenfell fire.Whirlpool, which owns Hotpoint, said: "We offer our most profound condolences to the victims, those who have lost loved ones, homes, and possessions, and ..
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  • Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty European leaders have criticised the UK's offer to EU nationals after Brexit - with one senior figure claiming it could "worsen the situation" for them.European Council President Donald Tusk said the plan was "below expectations" while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there had been "no breakthrough". Theresa May conceded there were differences between the two sides.But the prime minister said those who had "made their lives and homes" in the UK would have their rights guaranteed.She also suggested that while rights would be enforced by British courts, they could also be enshrined in international law if the agreement was included in the final treaty of withdrawal. Q&A: What is UK offer? May unveils Brexit offer for EU citizens Brexit: What is at stake in EU-UK talks? Brexit: All you need to know Both the UK and the rest of the EU say they want to come to an arrangement t..

    Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty European leaders have criticised the UK's offer to EU nationals after Brexit - with one senior figure claiming it could "worsen the situation" for them.European Council President Donald Tusk said the plan was "below expectations" while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there had been "no breakthrough". Theresa May conceded there were differences between the two sides.But the prime minister said those who had "made their lives and homes" in the UK would have their rights guaranteed.She also suggested that while rights would be enforced by British courts, they could also be enshrined in international law if the agreement was included in the final treaty of withdrawal. Q&A: What is UK offer? May unveils Brexit offer for EU citizens Brexit: What is at stake in EU-UK talks? Brexit: All you need to know Both the UK and the rest of the EU say they want to come to an arrangement t..
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  • Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty Europe's most senior official has criticised the UK's offer to EU nationals after Brexit, claiming it could "worsen the situation" for them.European Council President Donald Tusk said the proposal was "below our expectations" and needed more detail.He said the EU wanted to secure the "full rights" of all its citizens and British expats on the continent.EU nationals living in the UK for five years would get "settled status", with access to benefits, under UK plans.Many Britons living in the EU are also worried about what it will mean for a reciprocal deal, which both the UK and the EU say they want. Q&A: What is UK offer? May unveils Brexit offer for EU citizens Brexit: What is at stake in EU-UK talks? Brexit: All you need to know The "settled status" envisaged by the UK government would give EU citizens the right to stay after the UK's exit - due on 30 March 2019 - ..

    Brexit: EU leader says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty Europe's most senior official has criticised the UK's offer to EU nationals after Brexit, claiming it could "worsen the situation" for them.European Council President Donald Tusk said the proposal was "below our expectations" and needed more detail.He said the EU wanted to secure the "full rights" of all its citizens and British expats on the continent.EU nationals living in the UK for five years would get "settled status", with access to benefits, under UK plans.Many Britons living in the EU are also worried about what it will mean for a reciprocal deal, which both the UK and the EU say they want. Q&A: What is UK offer? May unveils Brexit offer for EU citizens Brexit: What is at stake in EU-UK talks? Brexit: All you need to know The "settled status" envisaged by the UK government would give EU citizens the right to stay after the UK's exit - due on 30 March 2019 - ..
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  • Image copyright AFP Since the vote to leave the EU a year ago, millions of EU citizens living in the UK, and about a million UK expats in other EU states have been living in a state of uncertainty about their future. On Thursday we were given a glimpse of the UK government's offer to deal with the issue - but the full details have not yet been published. Here is what we know.What has Theresa May offered?Mrs May outlined her proposal at a private dinner with other EU leaders in Brussels which was not on camera. So we do not have a great amount of detail - more information is due to be revealed in a government paper being published on Monday, although much will remain subject to negotiation. What has been announced is that a new immigration "UK settled status" will be created for EU citizens who have been living legally in the UK for at least five years. Image copyright AFP Image caption Angela Merkel said she wanted the "widest possible guarantee" for EU citizens It is not ye..

    May’s Brexit offer

    Image copyright AFP Since the vote to leave the EU a year ago, millions of EU citizens living in the UK, and about a million UK expats in other EU states have been living in a state of uncertainty about their future. On Thursday we were given a glimpse of the UK government's offer to deal with the issue - but the full details have not yet been published. Here is what we know.What has Theresa May offered?Mrs May outlined her proposal at a private dinner with other EU leaders in Brussels which was not on camera. So we do not have a great amount of detail - more information is due to be revealed in a government paper being published on Monday, although much will remain subject to negotiation. What has been announced is that a new immigration "UK settled status" will be created for EU citizens who have been living legally in the UK for at least five years. Image copyright AFP Image caption Angela Merkel said she wanted the "widest possible guarantee" for EU citizens It is not ye..
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