Where next for migrant Roma communities post-Brexit?

2019-03-12T11:39:55Z (GMT) by Cristian Tileaga Salomea Popoviciu
Although the number of migrant Roma living in the UK is not known, estimates by the Council of Europe suggest that 225,000 Roma live in the United Kingdom, which amounts to 0.36% of the entire population. The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, however, claims that the real figure is between 500,000 and 1,000,000 , excluding indigenous Gypsies and Irish Travellers. In the wake of Brexit this group faces an uncertain future. A recent report of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on ‘Roma communities and Brexit’ has highlighted what it called ‘a triple whammy of risks: uncertainty over their future legal status, rising concerns about hate crime, and a potential loss of EU funding for integration and support services’.....