Jun 29 2018

Update on applying for settled status

According to a BBC report, published on 21 June, the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has said that EU citizens will have to answer three "simple" questions online if they want to continue living in the UK after Brexit.

He said the government's "default" position would be to grant, not refuse, settled status. People will be asked to prove their ID, whether they have criminal convictions and whether they live in the UK.

Their answers will be checked against government databases and a decision given "very quickly", said Mr Javid.

The scheme will operate online and via a smartphone app, Mr Javid said, and would be "as simple as people can reasonably expect", with most decisions turned around within two weeks or sooner. The UK Government has published guidance on what EU national in the UK need to know, discover more.

UUK Parliamentary Briefing

Backbench business debate on Erasmus+

A briefing for MPs ahead of a backbench business debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 21 June 2018 on future UK access to Erasmus+ and successor schemes.

It sets out Universities UK’s recommendations for the government on this issue, outlines benefits of participation in Erasmus+ to universities and students, and explains concerns about trying to replace the scheme at a national level. Discover more.