Immigration Minister responds to Bates Wells opinion piece on settled status scheme

Following the recent publication of Chetal Patel’s piece on the future of the EU settled status scheme, Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes has today responded to Chetal’s arguments in the pages of Personnel Today.


In her piece, the Minister sets out the various steps the Home Office has taken to ensure that employers and staff can equip themselves to meet the requirements of the settled status scheme.

Her article also answers some of the criticisms made of the scheme by drilling down into the specifics of what the government has done to head off problems in this area. Citing statistics that point to the number of successful applications approved under the scheme, Nokes argues that the government is doing everything in its power to help businesses deal with its impact on their operations.

This exchange of views demonstrates that this is a debate which will continue over the coming months, as employers and staff grapple with the consequences of the scheme for their day-to-day work. If you’d like to speak with Chetal about any of the issues raised in either of these articles, feel free to email her at [email protected].

Alternatively if you’d like to read Caroline Nokes’ response to Chetal’s arguments her piece can be found in its entirety here.

All content on this page is correct as of June 20, 2019.