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to ask how you’re preparing for Brexit?

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CircleSquareCircleSquare Tue 13-Mar-18 15:54:34

There is so much uncertainty surrounding what will happen with trade deals and goodness knows what else, that I’m starting to wonder about making some sensible plans.

We have put a stop to some planned works we wanted to do to our house, we have downsized to one car and we grow a small amount of veg. We keep some stocks of food in the house but we have a large family so I never feel like we’d have enough.
We have discussed not taking a holiday this summer and DH is taking every training course possible at work in order to diversify his skills should his industry go tits up.

I’m wondering what decisions you’re making in your homes for what could possibly be a really uncertain time for a few years.

carryondoctor Tue 13-Mar-18 15:56:34

Whilst that all sounds sensible, I would point out that if everyone cancels things like building works and holidays, and never eats out etc, that's not going to help the economy either... happy medium perhaps!

TossAround Tue 13-Mar-18 15:56:39

We live in Spain and are taking citizenship here.

Hoppinggreen Tue 13-Mar-18 15:58:03

To be honest I think some of your planning is a bit extreme but I most know your circumstances and f it makes you feel better then why not?
DH is trying to reactivate his German citizenship that he gave up as a child, he can hold Dual apparently but we aren’t sure about me and the dc yet. I don’t want to move out if the UK at the moment but we are trying to ensure that if it becomes necessary we can. DH can easily work in Germany anyway even if work dries up here

CircleSquareCircleSquare Tue 13-Mar-18 15:58:46

I do get that carry but equally the work we were planning to have done to our house isn’t “necessary” and a real luxury. We have just replaced our roof which certainly want a luxury!

LeighaJ Tue 13-Mar-18 15:59:25

"to ask how you’re preparing for Brexit?"

Oh ya know, the usual underground doomsday bunker, nothing special or too showy. smile

IWantMyHatBack Tue 13-Mar-18 16:00:22

Clearing any debts I have as soon as possible, but I'd be doing that anyway. I'm on a low income and already struggling with the rising prices, so need to make sure I'm not still paying for debts if everything gets more expensive

UnicornRainbowColours Tue 13-Mar-18 16:00:51

Why on earth have you stopped doing work to your house?

vandrew4 Tue 13-Mar-18 16:00:54

well I'm continuing to breathe, eat, work and sleep with the odd bit of fun things thrown in. Should i be stockpiling for armageddon.

arethereanyleftatall Tue 13-Mar-18 16:00:55


1wokeuplikethis Tue 13-Mar-18 16:01:31

Just having a quick vacuum and shoving everything else in the cupboard. HTH.

DannyLaRuesBestFrock Tue 13-Mar-18 16:01:41

We have started building an underground shelter and have lots of tins of beans in there.

We also have weapons, in case zombies arrive.

greenhighlighter Tue 13-Mar-18 16:01:49

I am preparing by thinking about fixing my mortgage for 5 years..or should I do two - and then fix just before we exit...hmmm

other than that - I am considering buying a property in a small self sufficient village with solid fuel and a large garden and outbuildings so I can start hoarding bread and milk.

CircleSquareCircleSquare Tue 13-Mar-18 16:02:10

Any room in thy bunker?

Honestly I’m not going down the zombie prepping route with this at all however I think if the government haven’t got a clue what’s going on then I want some control in how my family get through it all.

saltandvinegarcrisps1 Tue 13-Mar-18 16:02:59

Downsizing, growing veg and stockpiling food?? Seriously??? I don't know anyone who is that worked up but then we don't live in London so don't have to worry about 250k being knocked off the value of our house.

Twofishfingers Tue 13-Mar-18 16:03:04

Applying for Irish passport for DH as well as Canadian passports for our children (I'm Canadian). Having a better financial 'cushion' in case one of us looses their jobs - although the job loss itself might be linked more to 'austerity measures' rather than Brexit, as we are both working in schools.

vandrew4 Tue 13-Mar-18 16:03:19

and how exactly is stockpiling food and not going on holiday going to help?

herethereandeverywhere Tue 13-Mar-18 16:03:29

Extending our stay as ex-pats in Germany.

DalekDalekDalek Tue 13-Mar-18 16:03:47

It's Brexit not the apocalypse! I'm going to prepare by doing absolutely nothing different. It's behaviour like yours which is going to cause more problems with the economy. We will survive Brexit. We aren't the only country in the world not to be a part of the EU!

CircleSquareCircleSquare Tue 13-Mar-18 16:04:35

Unicorn because £55k would be better put aside should my business or my husband’s job be impacted by any long term financial difficulties, than on a loft conversion.

FelicityMorange Tue 13-Mar-18 16:04:36

Oh for God's sake, it's not Armageddon, get a bloody grip.

arethereanyleftatall Tue 13-Mar-18 16:04:39

Op, what's the point of worrying about it?

Camomila Tue 13-Mar-18 16:05:53

I'm trying not to think about it (Italian citizen)

I'm a SAHM/student atm but I want to be a 'UK tax payer' in March 2019. The biggest thing is probably that I quit my job and started an MSc as I can just about afford it now but couldn't if after Brexit I became an 'international student'.

Will eventually get DS an Italian passport so he can have EU benefits.

ConstantlyCold Tue 13-Mar-18 16:05:54

I’m buying a stable, I’ll need it for the unicorn I’ll be getting once Brexits gone through. wink

In reality, not much I can do. Pay off the mortgage as soon as humanly possible.

ClashCityRocker Tue 13-Mar-18 16:05:56

I'm mostly putting the angry face emoji on brexit posts.

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