EU citizens contribute hugely to the life of our city. The deadline for applying to the EU Settled Status Scheme is 30th June and we are concerned that many EU citizens are unaware they have to do this. This risks another Windrush scandal, especially as even when granted Settled Status, no physical written proof is issued.
We call on the government to:
- Give EU citizens the automatic right to remain in the UK.
- In the absence of this, the deadline for the Settled Status Scheme should be extended to give EU citizens more time to apply
- EU citizens should have a physical written document of their settled status, not just digital proof.