‘Vicious circle’ Fears as British expat communities start to shrink post-Brexit

San Fulgencio is 25km south of Alicante, close to beaches and has a sizable British expat community.

Darren said: “There’s certainly a more relaxed lifestyle here than in the UK. If you speak to many people here that are now in their 70s or 80s, I think many would say the lifestyle has prolonged their life.”

However, Darren said there are fears among the expat community in San Fulgencio that numbers will start to fall post-Brexit.

He told Express.co.uk: “Certainly, we’re conscious of the fact that our community here is made up of a lot of retirees.

“For the last 35 years, we’ve had this steady number of people coming out and retiring here, so they come on holidays and then they buy their holiday home where they’re going to come and retire.

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