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Brexit deal Gibraltar provisions agreed between Spain and UK
16 November 2018 @ 19:31

A DEAL between Spain and the UK means workers on either side of the Gibraltar border will be able to continue to commute without any additional checks or obstacles, reveals Theresa May's government.

Part of the Brexit deal announced by the British prime minister this morning – which has led to four of her cabinet resigning and plunged the Conservative party into 'chaos', in the words of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – involves the result of negotiations with Spain over the Rock, where 96% of the population voted to remain in the European Union.

Employed and self-employed workers living in Spain and travelling to Gibraltar, or living on the Rock and commuting to mainland Spain will be able to continue to do so freely, according to the agreement between Mrs May and Spanish president Pedro Sánchez, and both groups will enjoy the same working rights as they do presently as members of the EU.

Bilateral procedures approved by May and Sánchez stipulate that Spain and the UK will exchange information every quarter about 'concerned citizens', a definition that includes 'cross-border workers in particular', and set up a coordination committee on labour issues.



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