EU Settled Status Scheme: Chetal Patel writes for Personnel Today

Chetal Patel, Partner in Bates Wells’ Immigration team has blogged for Personnel Today on the government’s EU Settled Status Scheme, and what employers need to be aware of when complying with it.


Whilst some commentators believe the scheme’s future to be unclear, in Chetal’s view businesses need to assume it will be in place for the foreseeable future and should take steps to prepare for its continued use by the Home Office.

In an article setting out the ongoing concerns that surround the scheme, Chetal also explains what businesses can do to ready themselves to meet the relevant requirements.

Chetal sounds a note of warning when she states that “the unfortunate reality is that if those concerned don’t apply under the scheme or seek an alternative immigration status to be in the UK, they are the ones who will lose out as they won’t have the correct documentation to confirm their status. This could have a domino effect on an individual’s right to live and work in the UK and could cause headaches for employers as they are left without key staff.”

Want to read the rest of Chetal’s piece? You can find her article on Personnel Today’s website here.

This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

All content on this page is correct as of June 11, 2019.