Heidi Allen MP Welcomes Announcement on the EU Settlement Scheme and Launch of New Toolkit

Employers, industry groups and community groups in the UK will be able to give EU citizens practical advice on how to apply for settled status with the help of a new toolkit published by the Home Office

The Government plans to open the settlement scheme in phases by the end of this year, and intends on it being fully operational by 30th March 2019, with a deadline of 30th June 2021 for applications. More information on the scheme can be found here

The implementation of the scheme and the publication of the toolkit are positive steps for EU citizens living in the UK, and I hope the scheme will be successful in ensuring we protect the rights EU citizens and their families currently hold here.

There is no need for EU citizens living in the UK to do anything before the scheme opens, but if you would like to keep up to date with any developments, you can sign up for email updates here