Citizens planning to leave the country due to Brexit will have to pay the United Kingdom a palpable "fine", if they want to abandon the British passport.
The consequences of Brexit and its further prospects motivated tens of thousands of Britons to get the passports of the EU countries and to think about moving to the continent. If the laws of the new homeland do not allow a second citizenship, or a person does not want to continue to pay taxes and fees in the UK, he may refuse a British passport, but it will be more expensive than before: it will cost more than 1000 pounds sterling for a family of three people to refuse citizenship.
The government raised the fee almost by 20% - from 321 pounds to 372 pounds sterling, the fee is the same for all age and social categories.
Expats called the government's decision to increase the fee "the last kick from the threshold", as they will have to pay twice for their fears and the search for a better life: to pay the host country of the EU for a new passport and citizenship, to pay for the former homeland, for abandoning citizenship. However, most likely, this will not affect the decision taken: in the first six months after the referendum, the number of applications from the British to obtain passports of EU countries increased by 165% compared with the period January-June 2016, and in 2017 the trend was preserved in almost the same scales.