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EU Settlement Scheme Applications Exceed 3.9 Million

More than 3.9 million applications have been made to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) according to the latest UKVI monthly statistics. The figures show that a total of 3.91 million applications were received and 3.71 million applications were processed up to the end of August 2020. This is the first monthly statistics publication in which paper applications are included in the …

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Home Office Ordered to Publish Equality Assessment of EUSS

The Home Office has been ordered to publish a statement setting out the equality impacts of the EU Settlement scheme, after Joint Council for Welfare of Immigrants made a complaint to the Information Commissioner. The scheme will force significant numbers of EU citizens and non-EU family members out of status after the cut-off point next year. With so much at stake, …

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Law Centre NI Training Events

Law Centre NI is pleased to announce we will be hosting another free webinar, alongside CAJ, on the important EU Settlement Scheme changes in effect from 24 August. We are also now taking bookings for our annual social security conference, and have a new date for our online certificate in generalist advice. Click on the links below for more detail …

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Ombudsman Report on Direct Provision (ROI)

Ombudsman says Direct Provision accommodation system is unsuitable Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has again expressed his concerns over the unsuitability of accommodation in the direct provision system. The Ombudsman was speaking after the publication of his annual commentary on his experience of dealing with complaints from those in the direct provision system. The Ombudsman said: “Current Direct Provision accommodation is not …

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Job Opportunity with Red Cross

Project Coordinator – Family Reunion Integration Service (FRIS): Project Coordinator – Family Reunion Integration Service REQ27PT https://www.communityni.org/job/project-coordinator-family-reunion-integration-service-0

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EU Settlement Scheme ‘No Deal’ Clarification & EUSS Updates from Home Office

This bulletin contains updates on the latest EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) news and activity. EU Settlement Scheme – ‘No deal’ clarification We want to reassure all EU citizens and their family members in the UK that they still have until at least 31 December 2020 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, even in the event of a no-deal exit. …

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EU Settlement Scheme – One Million People Granted Status

This week the millionth person was granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme – just five months after the Scheme fully opened. The Home Office is committed to making the process of applying to the EU Settlement Scheme as simple and straightforward as possible and looks for reasons to grant status, not refuse it. This milestone has been announced alongside …

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Brexit and EU Citizens Rights Factfile

EU Commission contracted the Law Centre NI have attended a number of information sessions on EU citizens’ rights in the aftermath of Brexit. Below is the content of the presentation delivered at those sessions and also 2 briefing papers drafted by Institute Of Conflict Research Brexit&EU Project. EU citizens’ rights and Brexit 22.01.19 ICR Brexit and eYou briefing paper No …

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Scope NI NICVA Article – 12 Myths About Immigration

http://scopeni.nicva.org/article/twelve-myths-about-immigration One of the most toxic debates of recent times is that around immigration. It was a central issue in the Brexit referendum. As part of the preparations for Brexit the Migration Advisory Committee was commissioned by the UK government to examine the impact that immigrants from the EU have had on the UK economy and to recommend immigration policy …

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EU Settlement Scheme and Home Office Support Mechanisms for Voluntary Sector in Promotion and Delivery

As the Home Office delivers the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), it is critical there are clear plans and arrangements in place to accommodate the broad needs of citizens that it expects will need to apply for the EUSS. The Home Office has put a range of measures in place to ensure that the EUSS is accessible and that all applicants …

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