Staying back in the UK seems to have been the choice for millions of EU nationals living in the UK post-Brexit. Over 5 million EU nationals have applied for the EU Settlement Scheme offered by the UK. The scheme has a deadline that will arrive on June 30, 2021.
On February 11, 2021, the UK Home Office published data that revealed the number of EU nationals who applied under the EU Settlement Scheme so far. The distribution of the number of applicants in terms of countries they belonged to was as follows:
- England – 4.5 million
- Wales – 83,800
- Scotland – 252,400
- Northern Ireland – 81,800
Over 4.5 million applicants under the EU Settlement Scheme have been granted the status they applied for that helps them in UK migration. Priti Patel, UK’s Home Secretary, expressed her elation on the progress the scheme is making, saying that it’s the biggest of its kind in the history of UK and UK immigration.
Kevin Foster, the Minister of Future Borders & Immigration, has reassured that there’s support available in plenty and a handsome amount of funding announced. The UK isn’t leaving any stone unturned to make the EU Settlement Scheme a grand success.
To make the scheme a success, the UK has launched a fresh campaign worth £1.5 million. The aim of the campaign is to make EU citizens and their families in the UK apply on time for the EU Settlement Scheme. This new campaign follows the already completed campaign for which £4.6 million was invested by the UK.
The UK has also allocated £4.5 million to fund 72 organizations in the UK. These organizations support those who are hard to reach and vulnerable to get them to apply for the scheme. £17 million has already been already invested in this effort.
The needy people who are approached by these 72 organizations include victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking, people without a permanent address, those with mental conditions, and those who are isolated and elderly.
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