If Brexit goes ahead, all this will change.
Whether we leave with a deal or or we crash out with no deal, Brexit means the end of freedom of movement. We’ll lose our right to live, work and retire in any EU country.
Just as the government wants to stop our European neighbours from making the UK their home, our opportunity to move abroad will be taken away. If Brexit happens, there would be new rules for moving to the EU, like needing to earn a minimum salary. The UK has said this would be £30,000/year for EU citizens coming here, and it‘s likely it would be similar for us going abroad. That’s a privilege for a few people, not a right for everyone.