One week remaining to apply for the EU settlement scheme

23 June 2021


There is only one week remaining for EU nationals, living or working in the UK, to apply for settled status under the EU settlement scheme in order to protect their right to live and work in the UK.

The deadline for applying to the scheme is 30 June 2021. To be eligible, the individual must usually have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020.

See our news on Right to Work checks from 1 July 2021 and the Civil Penalty Scheme for employers here following the recently published draft guidance.

Aspire Comment

The civil penalties for errors in undertaking Right to Work checks are high, at up to £20,000 per worker. The only way an employer can protect themselves is by ensuring they have robust procedures in place for ensuring compliance with right to work checking requirements.

If you have any questions about how to carry out a right to work check, implementing a right to work policy or carrying out a compliance audit, get in touch on 0121 445 6178 or email us on