Tens of thousands of EU citizens living and working in the UK will be issued with a formal 28 day notice if they have failed to apply for post-Brexit settled status by midnight tonight, 30 June 2021.
Any EU citizen who has not applied to the EU Settlement Scheme by midnight will be classed as an illegal immigrant and could face removal from the UK. Organisations employing EU citizens without settled status, or without claims being processed, could also face severe penalties for using illegal labour, despite having made statutory right to work checks in line with Home Office rules.
With many businesses already experiencing acute staffing shortages due to the pandemic, it is important for employers to encourage any staff who wish to continue working in the UK and have not applied to the EU Settlement Scheme to do so.
Employers who rely on migrant workers, or plan to use them in future, are encouraged to register to become an official Home Office sponsor because businesses and organisations in the UK must be registered sponsor licence holders to employ migrants under the skilled worker route.
It is essential for employers to encourage any staff who wish to continue working in the UK and have not applied to the EU Settlement Scheme to do so. Today…..
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