Renegotiation by the United Kingdom of its Constitutional Relationship with the European Union: Issues Related to “Immigration”

15-06-2016

This analysis examines the provisions of the agreement between the UK and other Member States on the renegotiation of the UK’s membership of the EU which relate to the free movement of EU citizens. It examines in turn: the overall legal framework of the renegotiation deal as regards free movement; the issues relating to the ‘emergency brake’ on in-work benefits; the issues relating to export of child benefits; the issues relating to third-country national family members of EU citizens; and other issues relating to the free movement of persons arising from the renegotiation deal.

This analysis examines the provisions of the agreement between the UK and other Member States on the renegotiation of the UK’s membership of the EU which relate to the free movement of EU citizens. It examines in turn: the overall legal framework of the renegotiation deal as regards free movement; the issues relating to the ‘emergency brake’ on in-work benefits; the issues relating to export of child benefits; the issues relating to third-country national family members of EU citizens; and other issues relating to the free movement of persons arising from the renegotiation deal.