Manak Solicitors would like to convey the following important message from the UK Government regarding the EU Settlement Scheme:
On Tuesday 11 May, there will be only 50 days to go until the deadline of 30 June 2021 for applications to be made to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).
The 50 day milestone is an important opportunity for us to work together to bring the fast-approaching deadline to the attention of your eligible EU employees.
All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members who were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, should apply without delay so that they can continue to work, study, and access free healthcare and benefits in the UK after 30 June 2021.
As an employer it is not your responsibility to make sure your EU employees have applied, but you can play a role by reminding them of the approaching deadline and cascading the information in the employer toolkit available on GOV.UK.
You will not need to carry out retrospective Right to Work Checks on existing employees after the 30 June 2021 deadline. However, from 1 July, new EU, EEA and Swiss employees that you hire will need to demonstrate their right to work either with the pre-settled or settled status, or with a visa under the points-based immigration system.
We have an accredited Immigration department ready and able to assist you with EUSS.