EU workers/employees

Existing EU27 employees – contract continuity
EU citizens who were already resident within the UK before 29 March 2019 will be able to apply for either settled or pre-settled status, depending on how long they have been resident within the UK. Those who have been living in the UK for five years or more will be invited to apply for settled status, and those here for under five years can apply for pre-settled status and then settled status once the five years have passed. All EU workers granted settled or pre-settled status will retain the same current rights to work and stay within the UK.

EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit

EU Settlement  Scheme explained on YouTube

Seasonal EU27 workers – permitted numbers and arrangements
EU citizens will be able to stay in the UK for three months for tourism and work without a visa. However, they can apply to stay for up to 36 months if they apply for European Temporary Leave to Remain. This is not subject to salary or qualification requirements.

Future EU worker recruitment – challenge £30K minimum salary & Level 3 QCF criteria
The new skills-based immigration system will be implemented from January 2021. The new system will require a minimum salary of £30,000 and a qualification level of three or above. This will go out to consultation at some point this year.

Frontier Workers – drivers visiting the UK to collect vehicles
Frontier workers will still be able to enter the UK for work purposes for up to three months without having to apply for settled status.

UK nationals information

Upskilling of UK workers – apprenticeship funding repurposing
Currently, the only funding option for training is via apprenticeships. FTA have requested that Levy funds be made available for emergency Brexit training to help stem further skills shortages.

UK nationals living in the EU – essential information
Information on the rights and status of UK nationals living in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), European Free Trade Area (EFTA) and Switzerland, see here.

Important EU exit information for UK nationals if there is no deal
Important EU exit information for UK nationals in the absence of a withdrawal agreement, see here.



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