Active Assistance is keen to proactively support current and future employees who are EU Citizens through any changes that occur as a result of Brexit.
Over the coming weeks and months, we are sure there will be new information coming from the Government and we will continue to update you via our website and Facebook page @ActiveAssistanc when we have anything new to share. However, currently we do have some certainty in two areas.
As at November 2018, we do have some certainty in two areas.
31st March 2019 to 31st December 2020
The period between March 2019 and December 2020 will be a transition time during which all the details of Brexit will be finalised. It is understood that during this time all EU Citizens living in the UK, or entering the UK will retain the same rights to live and work as they currently have. The only change will be that any EU citizens newly arriving in the UK will have to register on arrival.
Creation of an EU Settlement Scheme
The UK Government has created an EU Settlement Scheme. This means that if you are an EU citizen, you will be able to apply to get either ‘settled’ or ‘pre-settled’ status. This will mean you can continue to live and work in the UK after December 2020. If you are eligible for settled status can stay in the UK indefinitely. If you are eligible for pre-settled status you can stay in the UK for a further 5 years from the date that you get pre-settled status. With both settled and pre-settled status you are entitled to:
- Work in the UK
- Travel in and out of the UK
- Use the NHS
Active Assistance is fully committed to supporting all appropriate employees to apply for this scheme should they wish to do so and to providing any advice on the implications of Brexit more generally. We will also pay any application fees that may occur.
More information is available on the official government website here