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LOCAL MSP AND CITIZENS ADVICE TO HOLD ADVICE SURGERY FOR EU NATIONALS
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has joined forces with the Rutherglen and Cambuslang Citizens Advice Bureau to offer support and advice for EU nationals who are concerned about Brexit.
The local MSP and the Citizens Advice Bureau will be holding a joint surgery for EU nationals in the Cambuslang Institute between 11am and 1pm, on Thursday April 18. Ms Haughey will be joined by her staff who will be on hand to help answer any Brexit-related queries.
Clare Haughey MSP, who voted to remain in the EU, has recently surveyed EU nationals who live in Rutherglen and Cambuslang and found that many weren’t clear about their rights post-Brexit.
Commenting, the Rutherglen MSP said:
“I have heard from many constituents over the last few months who feel that they haven’t been given enough information from the UK Government regarding their status after we leave the EU.
“Many people who have contacted me are confused about the EU Settlement Scheme and what it entails, whilst others have concerns about their rights to work and travel in and out of the UK after Brexit.
“At the advice surgery, myself and my staff will try and answer any Brexit questions, and the Rutherglen and Cambuslang Citizens Advice Bureau will offer independent advice too.”
The advice surgery is specifically for EU nationals’ resident in Rutherglen and Cambuslang, and will be held in addition to Clare Haughey’s normal monthly surgery programme.
Ms Haughey added:
“I am delighted that so many EU citizens have made Rutherglen and Cambuslang their home, and I want them to know they will always be welcome here. EU nationals contribute so much culturally, socially and economically, and I’ll continue to support them in any way I can.”