Britain Will Allow European Nationals to Remain After Brexit

Britain Will Allow European Nationals to Remain After Brexit

Britain Will Allow European Nationals to Remain After Brexit

Setting out Britain's plans for immigrants from European Union countries, she said that all those legally in Britain before a cut-off date to be decided in future negotiations would be allowed to stay and apply for permanent residence rights.

Those who were here for less than five years will be able to carry on living in the United Kingdom and then apply for settled status after they pass the time limit.

Keir Starmer, shadow secretary of state for Brexit, previously tweeted it was "too little, too late". He accused the government of using people as "bargaining chips" over Brexit negotiations.

Speaking to the House of Commons on Monday, May said the deal means anyone who has lived in the United Kingdom for five years continuously will be free to bring their family from Europe to live in Britain as long as they do so before Brexit.

The British government says Irish citizens residing in the United Kingdom will not need to apply for "settled status" to protect their entitlements after Brexit.

Those who have been in the country for less than five years will be allowed to remain and then apply once they have accumulated the necessary five years.

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'Among the new detail, we welcome in particular, the assurances that registration for migrant employees will be streamlined, reducing the administrative burden for employers and simplifying the process for workers.

It is not clear what the cut-off date should be for European Union citizens to qualify for obtaining the status.

British in Europe, a coalition representing 11 United Kingdom citizens' groups across Europe, said it was anxious that British citizens in Europe were being ignored in the rush for new immigration rules for European Union citizens coming to the UK.

That the United Kingdom plans has said it plans to continue to up-rate pensions will, though, be a relief to many, as this is not done in many countries popular with Britons, such as Canada and Australia, and there were fears that the government might seek to save some money by beginning to also "freeze" the pensions of expats living in Europe.

The U.K. government is setting up an advisory group to ensure that business is given a say over Britain's approach to Brexit. "More ambition, clarity and guarantees needed than in today's United Kingdom position", he said. "Irish citizens residing in the United Kingdom will not need to apply for settled status to protect their entitlements", the paper says.

"We want you to stay", May said in a message to the estimated 3.2 million European nationals living in Britain.

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I expect our negotiators to obtain the best deal they can for the United Kingdom, this will mean some give and take on both sides.

The British Home Office says it is expected the offer will be extended to citizens of Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Switzerland.

"Any offer by any side can not be described as generous".

And a major sticking point, which Brexit minister David Davis said at the weekend would be the row of the summer, was that Britain would not defer to rulings from the European Court of Justice - an institution the EU says must be involved.

The 17-page policy paper stresses that Europeans are "valued members of their communities" in Britain, but makes clear any deal is contingent on Brussels agreeing reciprocal rights for around one million British expats living elsewhere in Europe.

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