EU Settlement Scheme:
We are here
17 January 2020
In order to remain in the UK beyond the end of the planned implementation period on 31 December 2020, EEA and Swiss citizens are required to apply for settled status through the EU Settlement Scheme.
To assist those EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members in applying, Smith Stone Walters has created this helpful video. We hope you and your EU colleagues find it useful.
The latest Home Office figures (up to December 2019) indicate that 2.7 million applications have been submitted to the EU Settlement Scheme. Whilst many EU nationals have taken note of this requirement, concern is mounting over whether the message has filtered down to everyone. Only 163,300 new applications were received in December.
The European Parliament has already voiced its fears over the treatment of EU citizens post Brexit and, this week, MEPs resoundingly backed a resolution criticising the UK’s handling of the situation. The matter is likely to take centre stage later this month when the UK and the EU meet to broker the Brexit deal.
Our Brexit support
Our dedicated Brexit Immigration Service will enable your business to plan and budget for the forthcoming developments surrounding Brexit, both financially and operationally.
By auditing the immigration status of your EEA and Swiss workforce, we can identify current immigration issues and provide personal one-to-one support to your employees on their available options.
As part of this service, we have created an online tracker to aid our clients.
Bespoke to each business, our system tracks and supports EEA workers who are applying for settled status and shows employers, at a glance, how many of their employees have fulfilled their obligations to date. It also provides employers with the confidence that no EEA national is left behind.
If you would like a demonstration of our tracker, or to discuss any other aspects of our services, then please contact us.