Since the EU referendum, immigration, citizenship and what laws will change have been at the forefront of people’s minds.
Here at Citizens Advice Mansfield we are highlighting the fact that the referendum vote to leave the EU does not mean any immediate changes to consumer rights, employment law or rules around immigration.
A new Citizens Advice webpage giving people information about how Brexit might affect them was published on June 24.
In the following week the information was viewed more than 65,000 times and the advice also reached 230,000 people on Facebook and 232,000 via Twitter.
Analysis of people seeking online help from Citizens Advice in the first 24 hours following shows immigration was the top search term, with citizenship third. Brexit was the seventh most popular search. People have lots of questions about what leaving the EU means for their day-to-day lives.
For some people it is as significant as what country they can call home.
For others it is about their rights at work or personal finances.
It is reasonable to expect the government to legislate in light of leaving the EU but it will be some time before that happens. It is important to remember nothing changes yet and that for the time being all rights remain the same. It is likely to be several years before any changes to the law come into effect.
We are here to help anyone who has a query about their rights and encourage people to come to us if they think they have been treated unfairly or discriminated against.
Call the CAB advice line on 03444 111444 open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.