So much for EU's open arms! Britons hit out as UK expats warned taxes could ...

Spain: British expats face threat of return to UK warns expert

British citizens who have set up home on the continent are braced for higher taxes on their buy-to-let properties in the UK. There are an estimated 500,000 Britons who own second homes in EU member states. According to a Financial Times report, Britons living in could see their duties increase on the property still owned in the UK.

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Milan-based wealth manager Daniel Shillito warned taxes could jump "by the thousands" because expats will be considered third-country nationals after Brexit.

Express.co.uk readers reacted with fury, and some said the EU had fallen short of its values.

One person said: "So much for the gushy luvvie open arms we love everyone of the EU!"

A second reader wrote: "No EU citizen has been booted our taxed out.

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british expats europeBritons have hit out at EU member states amid warnings taxes for expats could jump (Image: GETTY)

british expats europeThere are an estimated 500,000 Britons who own second homes in the EU (Image: GETTY)

"We have been very good to them. That needs to change."

Others urged Britons abroad to make a swift return to their homeland.

One person said: "Forget greedy or Spain. Go to Portugal or Gibraltar or our wonderful British Channel Islands instead."

READ MORE: British expats on the brink in Benidorm as families rely on food banks

british expats europeSome Britons living in the EU have chosen to come back to the UK after Brexit (Image: GETTY)

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