The UK Government have just released a ‘No-Deal Readiness’ report, we have summarised below the key issues arising for businesses relating to compliance with Right to Work legislation:
EU citizens currently employed and residing in the UK – to maintain their right to work status in the UK should apply for the ‘EU Settlement Scheme’, they have until 31st December 2020 to apply.
EU citizens you recruit after 31st October – for a transitional period after BREXIT until 31st December 2020, will be able to move to the UK to live and work as they do now. In addition to this transitional arrangement, post BREXIT the Home Office will open a new European temporary leave to remain scheme (Euro TLR). This will enable EU citizens arriving in the UK after 31st October to be granted a period of 36 months’ leave to remain in the UK.
The Government says EuroTLR ‘will provide EU citizens who move to the UK after BREXIT and their employers with greater confidence and certainty during the transition period and ensure that they have a secure legal status in the UK before the new immigration system is introduced from January 2021’. The Government has said this new system will be an Australian-style points-based scheme, further details are awaited.
Should you need any further guidance please get in contact. We can advise on the measures to prepare and ensure compliance with Right to Work legislation in the wake of BREXIT.