The MPs have headed off with their wheelie cases and flip flops, Love Island is nearing its dramatic end (I still think Dani and Jack) and the heatwave continues. However, someone in the Home Office may be particularly light of heart having just put a big tick on their “To-Do” list as they pressed “send” on the Government’s Employer Toolkit for EU citizens and their families.
The toolkit sets out important information, the steps to apply for settled status, key terminology and posters for those wanting to stay in the UK beyond 31 December 2020 with key dates. The poster explains that “you can apply online from the end of 2018, but don’t rush you have until 30 June 2021 to apply”.
The toolkit looks well-structured and user friendly for employers to use in communicating the key facts to their EU employees who wish to stay in the UK beyond 31 December 2020 and who will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. The purpose is to equip employers with the right tools and information to communicate the relevant information to their employees so that they can support EU citizens and their families on the EU Settlement Scheme.
Employers are also advised to encourage their employees to visit eucitizensrights.campaign.gov.uk which will provide regular updates.
Admittedly not everyone’s idea of a sizzling blockbuster summer read, but very useful.
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