THE Spanish government is to create a ‘Brexit Task Force’ with 15 extra members of staff to respond to the ‘growing concerns’ of Spanish people and businesses in the UK.
The workers will provide support and advice for Spanish citizens in the United Kingdom ahead of the country’s exit from the European Union.
The task force will be based at the Spanish embassy in London and also support the Spanish consulates in the city and Edinburgh.
There are currently 131,000 Spaniards registered at the consulates in London and Edinburgh, but calculations suggest that the total number of residents is at least double that figure.
Representatives of the group Surviving Brexit have already met with the Spanish ambassador and Luz Villarrubia, the co-founder of the group said, “This is very good news. There is a great need for this because there is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety among Spaniards in the United Kingdom.”
The current plan is for the service to be in place for three years: the two years that the Brexit negotiations will last, plus another year for the implementation of the results of the negotiation.