Senior councillors will receive an update on City of York Council’s preparations for the end of the Transition period scheduled to take place on 1 January 2021.
The end of the transition follows UK’s exit from the European Union on 31 January 2020. The Council continues to support businesses and residents to prepare as much as possible for the upcoming changes by ensuring they have access to information, advice and support and by linking up with relevant authorities at a local, regional and national level.
Work is ongoing to support residents with their EU settlement scheme applications and the council continues to encourage those yet to apply to do so.
The most recent figures by the Government suggest that there have been 6,650 applications to the Settlement Scheme by people living in York with 6,470 concluded applications. This is out of an estimated EU population of 7,000.
Of the concluded applications:
- 3,680 achieved settled status – those who had been in the UK for 5 years or more
- 2,690 achieved pre-settled status – for those who have lived in the UK for less than 5 years
- 100 were other (i.e. not eligible)
EU residents can visit GOV.UK for further information about applying to the EU Settlement Scheme: www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families. Information on the EU Settlement Scheme support in York is available at www.york.gov.uk/EUSettlementScheme. The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021.
At the meeting members will be asked to note the update on what the city is doing to prepare and request officers continue to monitor and prepare for the end of the transition period, working locally, regionally and nationally so the city continues to be as prepared as it possibly can be.