Spain will re-open a consulate in Manchester it had closed for the duration of the economic crisis, its third in Britain, to assist Spaniards deal with Brexit, the government stated on Friday.

“Faced with an imminent Brexit, we look at it essential to reinforce our consular presence in Good Britain to give legal safety to Spaniards and help them in any procedures or information and facts they could need to have,” spokeswoman Isabel Celaa told reporters.


She stated that entailed re-opening the consulate in Manchester, which Madrid had closed in 2011 due to the economic crisis, leaving just two in London and Edinburgh.


Some 150,000 Spaniards reside in Britain, lots of of whom emigrated for the duration of the crisis that erupted in 2008.


Celaa did not detail when the consulate would open.