Whilst many implications of Brexit remain uncertain, the position regarding EU nationals and their family members who are currently living in the UK is clear.
All EU nationals and their family members need to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme before the end of next year to register their right to remain in the UK.
Statistics published last week revealed that more than 900,000 individuals have already applied under the new EU Settlement Scheme. Two thirds of successful applicants were grated settled status (as they have lived in the UK for at least 5 years), and the remaining third were granted pre-settled status.
We encourage all businesses to keep their workforce updated with the effects of Brexit, inform them of the EU Settlement Scheme, and provide information and assistance with applying under the scheme. Such support and communication remains vital to retain your workforce and send a positive message that your business is committed to supporting its employees.
Brexit update for EU nationals