EU citizens to be offered advice and support ahead of potential no-deal Brexit

6 September 2019

Ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, EU nationals will be offered advice on applying to the government’s Settlement Scheme at an evening put on by Brent Council.

The event will be held at Brent’s Civic Centre, in Wembley, from 7pm on 26 September, just over a month before the UK is due to leave the European Union. Attendees will hear from the Council’s resident Settlement Scheme expert and have the opportunity to ask their questions.

Brent recently topped the UK league table for settlement scheme registrations, above Birmingham and other London boroughs. More than one in three of Brent’s 67,000 EU residents have applied for settled or pre-settled status.

All EU citizens must register before June 2021 (or December 2020 in the event of no-deal).

Cllr Margaret McLennan, Deputy Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Resources, said: “Worryingly, a no-deal Brexit is looking increasingly likely. As a proudly diverse borough, we want to make sure that everybody who currently lives, works or studies in Brent has the security of knowing they have the right to remain. I encourage anybody with questions to come along to the information evening.”

On 26 November 2018, Brent Council, passed a motion calling on Parliament to, 'entrust the British people with a meaningful vote on the final deal; with options to remain in the European Union upon the ballot paper’.