AN EU Citizens’ Rights Awareness event is to be held by Stratford District Council on Monday, February 18. The free event, organised by the3million, an organisation which campaigns to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK post Brexit, aims to provide information about EU Citizens’ rights in the UK during Brexit, the ‘settled status’ scheme and to run a Question and Answer session. It is open to all EU nationals, their families and their employers and is at the District Council offices at Elizabeth House, Church St, Stratford CV37 6HX between 6pm and 8pm. District Leader Councillor Tony Jefferson said: “I am pleased the Council is hosting an important event such as this and believe we are the only authority in Warwickshire to do so. “Many EU citizens have lived here for many years and have brought up their families here. Many are also married to British citizens; I feel it is important to provide whatever assistance we can in these uncertain … [Read more...] about EU Citizens’ Rights Awareness event organised as Brexit date looms
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UK officials have confirmed the process EU citizens must go through to remain in Britain after Brexit . More than 3.5million EU citizens in the UK will have to use the EU Settlement Scheme if they want to stay beyond June 2021. Former Home Secretary Amber Rudd infamously claimed it would be “as easy as setting up an online account at LK Bennett” - a posh shoe shop. And Home Secretary Sajid Javid said it will be "simple and straightforward" adding: "We will be looking to grant, not for reasons to refuse." So what do we know about the rights available to EU citizens in the UK, and how will they change? Here’s everything we know, including the costs, deadlines, and how to apply - plus what happens if there's a No Deal Brexit. If there IS a Brexit deal agreed by 29 March 2019 I'm an EU citizen. Can I stay in the UK? In a word: Yes. If there is a Brexit deal, Britain and Brussels have agreed EU nationals can continue arriving, working and settling in the UK more or less as … [Read more...] about Everything EU citizens need to do to stay in the UK after Brexit
Thousands of European Union citizens living in Derby will have to apply to the EU settlement scheme to remain in the UK. Following the Brexit referendum result the government announced that all EU citizens - even if married to a British citizen - would have to apply to carry on living and working in the UK beyond 30 June 2021. But commentators have said that the settlement scheme is sending a message to EU citizens that their contributions to the UK are “meaningless”. There are currently 257,000 people living in Derby of which 16,000 are EU citizens, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. All 16,000 will have to apply for either settled or pre-settled status under the rules of the scheme unless they are Irish citizens or have indefinite leave to remain in the country. A significant number are likely to be Irish and therefore exempt. Indefinite leave to remain is a type of immigration status that means a person can carrying on living in the … [Read more...] about How many EU citizens in Derby will have to apply to stay?
A former MSP has compared the Home Office’s £65 Brexit “settlement Scheme” to the Windrush scandal and urged Scotland’s 223,000 European Union citizens not to pay. Christian Allard urged the campaign of non-compliance amid growing anger about the scheme. Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s department issued a warning last week implying failure to make an application to remain living in the UK could result in deportation after 2020. The process opens in March and will hit around three million people across the UK, including many who have lived, worked, married, had children and paid tax in Britain for decades. An estimated 13,000 NHS workers are among the 223,000 Europeans living in Scotland who have been ordered to apply to remain in the country. Furious French-born SNP councillor Allard is refusing to go along with the process – and wants others to join him in protest. He said: “This is not a registration form, it is … [Read more...] about ‘Settlement scheme’ for EU citizens branded second Windrush scandal
EU citizens must pay to apply for a scheme to stay in the UK, the Home Office have said. A video explaining the application process has been released by the UK Government only days after Christmas. Under the guidance, which was shared by the Home Office on December 27, citizens from the European Union and their family must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after June 30, 2021. For 16s and over it will cost £65 to apply, compared to £32.50 for those under 16. But it will be free for those in certain circumstances, including children in care and those with a valid UK permanent residence document. As well as the application process itself, people have taken to social media to criticise the tone and timing of the video - posted two days after the official account wished a Merry Christmas to people "in the UK and around the world". Twitter users have also mocked its upbeat music and stock photos of smiling families. This is how the process will work: … [Read more...] about What EU citizens need to do to continue living in the UK