After the UK left the EU at the end of the transition period, the right to freedom of movement for EU citizens also came to a close. The EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement provided a grace period to allow citizens from the European Economic Area (EEA) to apply for UK residence status by 30 June 2021.
People who fail to apply to the EUSS in time risk losing their right to live and work lawfully in the UK. Here’s what employers need to know about the end of the grace period.
How does hiring an EEA national change?
From 1 July 2021, employers will need to check that EEA workers have the right to work in the UK. Any new recruits from the EEA must prove their immigration status as part of right to work checks. EEA nationals and any family members will need to prove either pre-settled or settled status and will no longer be able to