Reports that some EU citizens are being refused mortgages “deeply worrying”

March 31st, 2017

Following the claims that EU citizens in the UK are being denied mortgages, Tom Copley, the Labour London Assembly Housing spokesperson, said:

“The news that some EU citizens are being refused mortgages is deeply worrying.

“EU citizens make a valuable contribution to our community and are vital to our economy. In many cases, they have lived in London for years – building their career, their family, and their lives here. We are talking about our friends, our neighbours, our colleagues.

“They should not be used as bargaining chips to be used during the upcoming negotiations. The Government must urgently provide assurances that those EU citizens who already live and work here will be able to stay. It is deeply unfair – not to mention damaging – to expect us all to live through this level of uncertainty for the next two years.”



  • Tom Copley is a Londonwide Assembly Member.

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