Let’s Talk About ‘Ending Free Movement’: What Is Changing?

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 21 August 2019
Lisa Bryson
Eversheds Sutherland
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Reports early this week indicated that the new Home Secretary intends to “end free movement” to the UK of EEA citizens immediately in the event of no-deal Brexit.

This has caused widespread alarm and was clarified by a Home Office Fact Sheet on Monday. What has changed?

Three themes are clear from the statement.  There are as follows:

1. The EU Settlement Scheme will continue, deal or no deal, for those resident in the UK prior to the Brexit date. EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK by 31 October 2019 will have until at least 31 December 2020 to apply. Their entry to the UK, for work or pleasure, in the interim should not be impacted. 

2.  The European Temporary Leave to

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Lisa Bryson
Eversheds Sutherland

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