Brexit latest news – EU citizens PAID £2k to leave UK as ‘settled status’ deadline looms, plus Amazon customs jitters

EU CITIZENS are being offered £2,000 and free flights to leave the UK before the “settled status” deadline, it was claimed today.

Since New Year’s Day, EU citizens have reportedly been added to the UK’s voluntary returns scheme where cash and flights are offered to encourage people to return to their home countries, the Guardian reported.

The move has been brought in ahead of the June deadline for EU citizens living in Britain to apply for “settled status”, which entitles them to the exactly the healthcare, education and benefits rights as British citizens.

The news comes as it was revealed Amazon will stop selling certain products in parts of the UK amid concern over post Brexit custom rules.

The online giant fears taxes will now have to be paid twice on all shipments of wine, beer and spirits sent from British mainland across the Irish Sea.

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