Squire Patton Boggs presents a webinar to discuss the latest practical guidance and analysis on the EU Settlement Scheme.

The Home Secretary has issued a Statement of Intent relating to the Scheme, which will be rolled out from late 2018.

The Statement explains in more detail the criteria and process for EU citizens to obtain settled status, a concept which was first proposed by the UK government in June 2017. Since then, and following agreement in principle on citizens’ rights in the draft Withdrawal Agreement, we have had a slow drip-feed of information as to how settled status will work in practice. We understand, for example, that EU citizens lawfully in the UK for a continuous period of five years by 31 December 2020 should be eligible for settled status. EU citizens lawfully in the UK by that date but for fewer than five years should be eligible for temporary status (now re-named “pre-settled status”) until they have accrued sufficient residence for settled status.

Whilst the Statement provides additional practical guidance, it runs to some 57 pages. Many employers are unlikely to have the time or the inclination to work through this in order to be able to relay clear and concise information to their affected employees.

Please, therefore, join us for an informative webinar on:

  • The position of EU citizens in the UK (and UK citizens in the EU)
  • What you can and should tell your affected employees
  • How to prepare for the business immigration aspects of the UK’s departure from the EU.

The webinar will be a 50-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute online question and answer session.