Employers Toolkit (UK Brexit)

Disclaimer : this is not an immigration blog, and Cardinal Environment Limited does not provide advice on employers obligations, workers rights, social protections etc, save where they impinge on or comprise Occupational Health and Safety.

We have received a number of queries about the bureaucracy surrounding employees working in the UK or in UK waters after exit day.

A new Employers Toolkit is issued, here. Further promotional material is here.

A couple of points to make :

(1) the Toolkit gives the cutoff dates of 31 December 2020 and 30 June 2021, these are the dates in the Withdrawal Agreement, which is not yet ratified

(2) if there is not a negotiated Brexit (i.e. no deal), the UK government has announced that the cutoff dates will be 29 March 2019 and 31 December 2020

(3) arrivals after 29 March 2019 (in no deal) staying for more than 3 months, must apply for and be granted European Temporary Leave to Remain – this is a recent announcement

(4) arrivals after 29 March 2019 (in a negotiated Brexit) must register according to an announcement made a while back (and in the Withdrawal Agreement if ratified, they would join the cohort of those already here, for which the cut off is 31 December 2020 and 30 June 2021) – there are no recent announcements on registration

EU Settled Status Scheme – Health Workers Pilot (UK)

The EU Settlement Scheme pilot for EU staff working in the health and social care sector will close on Saturday 22 December 2018.

EU citizens working in the NHS can submit their applications as part of the pilot. There is no obligation for these staff to participate at this stage, however, if they do, they will obtain their pre-settled status or settled status ahead of when the scheme opens fully in March 2019.

Further information is here.