Immigration, EU nationals, charities and no-deal Brexit: Chetal Patel blogs for NCVO

In the run-up to Brexit, public concerns around immigration law have multiplied. In her latest blog, Chetal Patel writes for the NCVO on how the voluntary sector can prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

This article includes a summary of the government’s current position with respect to the EU settlement scheme, the possible changes that may come into effect after 31 October and the practical steps that organisations can take to ensure they’re not caught out by the disruption likely to occur over the coming months.

Concluding her description of the current state of play, Chetal says ‘When the charity sector has been so heavily reliant on EU nationals some of which includes volunteers, it’s of upmost importance to undertake an analysis of the nature of the activities and the relationship between the individuals and the charities to assess if they are subject to immigration control. What’s clear at this stage is that things may still change subject to Government decisions and time is running out’.

The rest of Chetal’s article can be found on the NCVO’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 October 3, 2019.