Personnel Today – Brexit extension

Jo Faragher from Personnel Today noted business leader’s comments.

Speaking to Migrate’s MD Jonathan Beech, she asked what does the extra six months given to government to negotiate a Brexit deal mean for employers?

“Any staff who would need to acquire settled status should still apply under the EU Settlement Scheme (or for permanent residency) as normal.

Under the current guidance, this suggests they will still be able to apply for a permanent residence document up to 31 December 2020.

However the extension should not be used as an excuse to put things off.

“Employers must avoid complacency and identify and forecast vacancies well in advance. While this could still be seen as yet another stay of execution for EU citizens, Theresa May wants to finalise a deal well before 31st October.”

HR Magazine – reactions to the six month Brexit extension

HR Magazine asked Jonathan Beech for his opinion.

“Employers should continue to keep up to speed with the legal status of EU workers, advised managing director of Migrate UK Jonathan Beech: “On this, we are still advising clients to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme & EEA Permanent Residency status as per normal. Avoiding complacency is key.”

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