Support and advice for settings employing EU nationals
EU citizens make a valuable contribution to many settings across Devon. You may wish to communicate with any EU staff working within your setting that they need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 2020.
It is the responsibility of the individual to make an application to the EU Settlement Scheme. There is no requirement for the individual to inform you, as an employer, that they have applied or the outcome of their application. Likewise, you are not required to check that an employee has applied.
The following can be used in any communications with your staff about the application process, or you can use the EU settlement scheme toolkit for employers to help your employees.
If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and wish to stay in the UK beyond 31 December 2020, you are probably aware that you and your close family members will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
Irish citizens’ right to live in the UK will not change when the UK leaves the EU. Irish citizens do not need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme, but their family members, who are not Irish or British citizens, will need to.
Read the guidance on EU Settlement Scheme to find out who needs to apply and where you can find help and advice if you need it.