There is now a genuine risk that due to Brexit, your business could lose some of its workforce or their family members by the end of this month, June 2021.
The key facts:
- EU nationals, maybe some of your staff, who have lived in the UK before 31st December 2020, only have until 30th June 2021 to register with the government’s EU Settlement Scheme in order to remain in the UK
- There are many at risk groups who believe they are not eligible, e.g. family members of EU nationals, unmarried partners or carers of EU nationals
- EU nationals not applying are often in older or younger demographics, foreign national workers with limited English language skills or those with a lack of access to internet connected devices
Based in South Gloucestershire, Southern Brooks Community Brexit project is one of many organisations across the South West who aim to raise awareness of the government’s EU Settlement Scheme for EU nationals' right to remain living and working in the UK.
Free one to one support, in many EU languages, is available from Southern Brooks for your employees and their families.
Employers are asked to urgently read this employer guide and share details about the EU Settlement Scheme with workforce by means of their internal communication channels, including company intranet, work WhatsApp groups etc. - please use this employers template letter for ease.
Business leaders are asked to protect their workforce and their families today.
The EU Settlement Scheme closes in less than two weeks.
About EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS):
Following the UK leaving the EU, the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) is open for applications from EU, EEA or Swiss citizens and their families who wish to continue living in the UK after 30th June 2021.
EU/EEA citizens, or their families, who have lived in the UK before 31st December 2020 and don't have a British passport may be eligible for the scheme. Carers, family members, widow/ers or previous partners of EU nationals may also be able to apply.
About Southern Brooks Community Partnerships:
Southern Brooks Community Partnerships works with local communities in various ways across South Gloucestershire. With help from South Gloucestershire County Council and the Home Office, the EU Settlement Scheme project helps protect EU nationals and their families' right to remain in the UK following Brexit.
Southern Brooks' multilingual team raises awareness and offers free tailored support with the application process. The deadline for applying is 30th June 2021.
Alternative support for those outside South Gloucestershire is also available, contact Southern Brooks Community Partnerships for assistance.
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