Time is running out for EU nationals..

Category: Employment

Following the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, the right of EU nationals to live and work in the UK freely has been brought to an end.

However, those who were already resident in the UK on 31 December 2020 can apply for settled status, meaning that they retained their rights to work in the UK, use the NHS, enroll in education or continue studying, access benefits and travel in and out of the UK.

It is free for qualifying EU nationals to make an application for settled status; however, the deadline to apply is 30 June 2021.

The application has been made very straightforward, but, as with all of these things, it is very easy to keep forgetting to make the application and then miss the deadline, which could mean that individuals lose their right to live and work in the UK.

So far 5.4 million people have applied under the scheme; however, if an employer employs individuals who may benefit under the scheme, it would be worthwhile ensuring that information about the EU settlement scheme is available to their employees and the government has provided some useful posters which employers may wish to place on their
notice boards to remind staff who have let this important deadline slip their mind.

We have conveniently copied the link here: EU Settlement Scheme Posters.