Support for British residents in Andalucia

Chris Bryant (Minister of State for Europe and Consular Affairs at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office) has visited Spain this weekend where he discussed a wide range of issues affecting British citizens moving to and living in Spain.

An announcement was made over the weekend, with Gaspar Zarrías, Minister of State for Territorial Affairs, and Juan Espadas Cejas, Consejero de Vivienda y Ordenacion de Territorio at the Junta de Andalucía at the British Consulate in Malaga.
“I’m delighted to announce with Mr Zarrias and Mr Espadas the agreement between UK and the Junta de Andalucía for an Andalucian Civil Servant to give local, informed advice to British citizens in this region” said Chris Bryant. This civil servant will provide advice to the many thousands of British residents living in Andalucía.

The new Civil Servant will be able to answer questions on a range of issues such as registration, healthcare and property problems. Some British citizen’s homes are currently under threat of demolition in Andalucía.

The Minister started his visit in Torrevieja on Saturday where he hosted a public event at the Hotel Cabo Cervera. He answered questions from residents on a wide range of issues affecting British citizens living in Spain including property, pensions and benefits.

Also during his visit the Minister met with Mayor of Albox, José García Navarro, and British families affected by a demolition order in Albox in Andalucía. The Minister said: “We continue to work with the Government of Spain and relevant local authorities on resolving the issues that the people of Albox face.”

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Andrew Belles

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