EU Citizens encouraged to exit the United Kingdom

by | Feb 4, 2021 | UK Immigration, UK Settlement

The deadline for Europeans living in the UK to apply for the EU settlement scheme (EUSS) is 30 June 2021. In light of the upcoming deadline, EU citizens are being offered financial incentives to leave the UK.

From 1 January 2021 EU citizens have been added to the government’s voluntary returns scheme where financial support is offered as an encouragement to return to their country of origin. Payments can include flights and up to £2,000 resettlement money. The scheme is designed to help some migrants in the UK to leave voluntarily.

A Home Office spokesperson said: “Some people may choose not to obtain status under the EU Settlement Scheme and may not wish to remain in the UK after the deadline. That is why we have written to stakeholders to inform them that EEA nationals who wish to leave the UK may now be eligible for support to help them do so under the voluntary returns scheme.”

Research from the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JWCI) warned that thousands of European key workers risked losing their legal right to remain in the UK. The report, titled When the Clapping Stops: EU Care Workers After Brexit, warns that thousands of European citizens currently fulfilling key worker roles in the care sector, as well as those working in construction, manufacturing and agriculture, are at risk of losing their legal status and face removal from the UK.

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