Around 200 British residents attended the briefing on Tuesday promoted by the British Consulate to provide an update on the rights which will continue during the Bréxit negotiations. Residents were especially concerned about health benefits, pensions and their residency rights.
The British consul in Alicante, Sarah-Jane Morris, advised British citizens to register as residents in Spain, both at the residency level (which is processed by the National Police) and registering on the Padron at the Town Hall. It is significant that a million houses in Spain are owned by British citizens, yet only 300,000 are registered nationally.
Morris recommended to her countrymen that throughout this process they should only seek information from an official source and reminded them that, in addition to the British government website, they have the “Brits in Spain” Facebook page at their disposal.
The meeting in Xàbia was attended by the mayor, José Chulvi, and the Councillor for Attention to Residents, Doris Courcelles.