2018 Brexit Updates


December 2018 - EU citizens’ rights in the event of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit

The Government has published a policy paper on citizens’ rights in the event of a no deal Brexit. It confirms that in the event of no deal, the EU Settlement Scheme will continue to be implemented, enabling EU citizens and their family members living in the UK by 29 March 2019 to secure their status and continue to be able to work, study, and access benefits and services in the UK on the same basis after we exit the EU as they do now. The scheme will be fully open by 30 March 2019 as planned. The planned application deadline will be brought forward to 31 December 2020 in the event of no deal.

October 2018 - IMPORTANT UPDATE: EU Settled Status Scheme

Following a successful trial of the new EU Settlement Scheme, which allows resident EU citizens and their family members to obtain their UK immigration status, the next phase of the roll-out has now been confirmed by the Home Office.

The second phase will run from 1 November to 21 December 2018 and will test the full online application process.  Feedback from the trial has been very positive and we understand that the process is relatively straightforward.

As an employee of the University of Nottingham, you will be eligible to apply from 15 November 2018.  Family members won’t be able to apply during this phase unless they are eligible through their own employment, but will be able to apply when the scheme fully opens in March 2019.  Further details are available on the Home Office web site at the following link.

Next phase of the roll-out of the EU Settlement Scheme

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If you have any queries or concerns about this, or wish to provide feedback on the new scheme, please contact the HR Staff Immigration Team at: staff-immigration@nottingham.ac.uk.

September 2018 - EU Settled Status

Details of the new settled status scheme for EU Citizens living in the UK are available on the  Home Office web pages, including campaign materials and a communications toolkit for employers.

There is also the opportunity to sign up for Home Office email updates.  A trial roll out of the new scheme is underway with the full roll out expected to commence early next year. As before, if you have any queries from colleagues across the University about the implications of Brexit from an employment perspective, please continue to direct these to Samantha Thorne, International HR Specialist, tel ext: 67318 or email:  Samantha.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk.