Amid continuing uncertainty over Brexit, Simply-Docs has added a letter
reminding employees who are European Economic Area (EEA) citizens of the
importance of applying for settled status under the EU settlement scheme.
The EU Settlement Scheme enables EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK to
obtain the status they will need in order to live and work in the UK after
30 June 2021, or after 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a
Employers are not required to tell their employees to apply but it is good
practice to do so. As of September 2019, Home Office figures show that over
1.5 million people have applied for the EU Settlement Scheme. Of these, 1.1
million people have had their cases decided. EEA citizens who successfully
apply for the scheme will be given either:
· Settled status (for those with at least 5 years’ continuous residence);
· Pre-settled status (for those who do not have 5 years’ continuous
residence when they apply)
So far, 62% of those who have made a successful application under the EU
settlement scheme have been given settled status.
Simply-Docs has also added three salary forms to help employers to process
joiners, leavers and changes to employee’s salary, personal details and/or
terms and conditions. The forms are designed to be completed by the line
manager or HR team and then passed through to payroll.
The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not constitute
legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in relation to any specific