Since the EU referendum, the UK government has consistently emphasised that the ‘associated rights’ of the Common Travel Area (CTA) between the UK and Ireland will provide British and Irish citizens with reciprocal rights across the two jurisdictions after Brexit.
However, independent legal analysis has highlighted that, in several areas, rights for Irish citizens in the UK are currently only provided through EU free movement law and are not in fact covered by separate CTA-linked provision.
CAJ’s submission on the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill argues that the provisions of the bill should be amended to prevent rights gaps in CTA provision from emerging once EU law is removed from the UK in the wake of Brexit.
Read the full submission here: Evidence-on-the-implications-of-the-ISSC-Bill-for-CTA-rights
To find out more about the ISSC Bill, which is currently making its way through the UK Parliament, follow this link.