EU Settlement Scheme applications hit 2.7m

Pedro Gonçalves
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More than 2.7m Europeans have applied for permanent residence in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme as the country prepares to leave Europe. Some 163,300 EU citizens applied last month to live and work in the UK after Brexit.  Of the applications dealt with in December, 55% were granted permanent leave to remain in the country, called settled status, and 44% were granted pre-settled status - which means they have temporary leave to remain and would need to apply again for permanent permission at a later date. Around a third of EU nationals living in the UK have yet to secure set...

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