– Are you intending to cover the cost of the EU settlement scheme fee for your employees affected by Brexit?
The UK government announced on the 21st January 2019 that EU citizens will no longer have to pay a settlement charge so there will be no need for Devon County Council to cover any fees
– How many EU national employees do you estimate have applied or will need to apply under the scheme?
Using the recent figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) for EU Nationals in the UK workforce we estimate it could be up to 904 across the organisation including schools. However, from other indications in the region we anticipate our actual percentage of EU Nationals for the organisation will be lower than the ONS average.
– If you are covering their fees, what is your estimate for how much in total the cost is to you?
Following our response to question 1 above, this question is no longer applicable.