The Home Office published an update on the negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
Both sides agreed that the rights of cross border workers should be protected.
On economic rights, they have confirmed the right of EU citizens to set up and manage a business in the UK, and the same applies to British citizens in their Member State of residence.
These points of agreement are good news but the discussions also highlighted where more work is needed. The next round of negotiations in September will build on progress to date with a view to reaching a future agreement on citizens’ rights.
You can visit the Home Office website at Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know for further details about the government’s proposal to protect the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU published on 26 June 2017. It contained these commitments:
For now, the rights of EU citizens have not changed. As the negotiations in Brussels progress, our advice to EU is to apply for documentation confirming your status now.
If you have questions about your immigration status or need advice on the matter, please feel free to contact our senior solicitor Pam Barar or our immigration team.