A £3m grant to help UK nationals living in the EU with residency applications has been set up by the government.

Charities and voluntary organisations will be able to use the money to support UK nationals preparing for Brexit with a focus on those who may struggle with the paperwork.

This includes pensioners, disabled people, those in remote areas, and those needing translation help.

About 1.3m UK-born people are resident in the EU.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the government wanted to help UK nationals be “fully ready for Brexit, whatever the circumstances”.

Under the withdrawal deal agreed between Theresa May and the EU, UK nationals would have kept their freedom of movement rights during a transition period.

However the deal was repeatedly rejected by MPs and the UK is currently

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