Brexit is an abbreviation for “British exit,” referring to the UK’s decision in a June 23, 2016 referendum to leave the European Union (EU). “Leave” won the referendum with 51.9% of the ballot, or 17.4 million votes; “Remain” received 48.1%, or 16.1 million.
Disabled people make up 1 in 5 of the population. Despite the likelihood of significant impact on disabled people, there has been very little information about the potential implications. This was true at the time of the referendum, and since.
Disability Equality Scotland is a member-led organisation. We have consulted with our 600 members on issues around Brexit and its likely impact, through surveys and road-show events. Concerns have been raised around particular issues and this paper will discuss these in turn.
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