EU Exit

The EU Settlement Scheme closes on 30th June 2021

How will this impact your farming business?

Free movement with the EU ended on 31 December 2020 when the UK introduced a new points-based immigration system, which requires anyone wishing to enter the UK for work to meet specific criteria.

Individuals from outside the region currently working in the UK can apply for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, however, applications for this scheme close on 30 June 2021. So, if your farming business employs non-UK workers, and you want to continue doing so, you should advise these individuals to apply to the scheme immediately.

Moving forward, businesses may only employ staff from outside the UK or Ireland if they have been granted a visa under the new points-based system, which has strict eligiblity criteria.

What’s more, if your business intends sending UK passport-holders to work in the EU in the future, you’ll need to be aware of the visa requirements in the destination country.

EU Settlement Scheme & Immigration Webinar Wednesday 26 May

If you want more information on the new immigration system, or want advice on key actions to take in the run up to the closure of the EU Settlement Scheme, join our webinar on Wednesday 26 May at 10am.

As a specialist in this area, Jonathan Simpson from A&L Goodbody will cover the following subjects:

  • The EU Settlement Scheme
  • EEA worker requirements
  • Right-To-Work checks
  • EU visa requirements 
  • Your questions & answers

If you have any further queries on how to mitigate the impact of EU Exit, on any part of your business, our experts will be on hand after the webinar for free one-to-one advice consultations. Whatever business you’re in, you can avail of up to three free 20-minute appointments. All you have to do is book a slot from 11.30am to 4pm.

Anyone, in any NI business, can register for this or any of our free fortnightly webinars and one-to-one advice consultations. To find out more about upcoming events in this series, just visit our website.