We are hosting a webinar on the EU Settlement Scheme on Thursday 18 March at 2PM with our Workforce Practice & Policy Lead, Caroline Deane and Andy Knox (Principal Solicitor at Lanarkshire Community Law Centre).
Details to join this session will be available on the Members Area of this website.
Please see below for more information on the EU Settlement Scheme and the help that Citizens Advice Scotland can provide.
In January 2020 the UK left the EU and on 31st December 2020 what is known as the transition period ended. During the transition period EU citizens* had the right to live work and study in the UK but now that the transition period has ended and EU citizens and their family members who wish to stay in the UK must apply under the EU Settlement Scheme for either Settled Status (indefinite leave to remain) or Pre-Settled Status (limited leave to remain for 5 years) before 30th June 2021.
It is important that all EU citizens and their family members apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of 30th June 2021 to allow them to live, work and study in the UK beyond that date.
Citizens Advice Scotland has a free, confidential and impartial service for anyone that requires support or advice with their application and we are eager to work with care providers across Scotland to provide assistance to your employees and clients with their applications. We have specialist advisers based in bureaux across Scotland as well as a national telephone helpline which is open between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday.
*EU citizens includes citizens of the EU member states, as well as citizens of EEA states (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), and citizens of Switzerland.20210120 Letter from HF - EU Assets Mailing