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Brexit Briefing: The Clock Ticks Ever Louder

In this issue:

  • Brexit Deal – public testing of the EU Settlement scheme
  • No-Deal Brexit – Immigration from the EU from 30 March 2019
  • Implementing Brexit: An end to free movement – Immigration & Social Security Co-Ordination (EU withdrawal) Bill
  • British Citizens & EU Member State Immigration policy – preparing for a no-deal Brexit


Brexit Deal

Public Testing of the EU Settlement Scheme

The public test phase of the EU Settlement Scheme (“the scheme”) opened on 21 January 2019, following two previous test phases. The scheme is the method which EU nationals, resident in the UK, together with their qualifying family members, may use to apply to remain in the UK post June 2021.

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No-Deal Brexit:

Immigration from the EU from March 2019

The Government has now published a policy paper setting out the position in respect of immigration into the UK after 29 March 2019 in the event that no deal is agreed with the European Union and, consequently, that the transitional arrangements contained within the withdrawal agreement do not take effect.

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Implementing Brexit: An end to free movement

Immigration and social security co-ordination (EU withdrawal) bill

Amongst all of the Brexit uncertainty over the last 2 and a half years, Theresa May, the architect of UK immigration policy since she became Home Secretary 2010 and subsequently Prime Minister in 2016, has been clear about one thing: the free movement of people will come to an end when the UK leaves the EU.

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British Citizens and EU member state Immigration policy

Preparing for a “no-deal” Brexit

On Tuesday 15 January 2019, members of Parliament (“MPs”) rejected the withdrawal agreement negotiated between the British government and the European Union.

British nationals and their family members who are currently working and living in EU member states face immigration uncertainty if the UK leaves the EU on 29 march 2019 without a deal in place.

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