Home Office EU Settlement Scheme update

The following is an update, provided by the Home Office, in relation to its EU Settlement Scheme.

EU Settlement Scheme Applications Exceed 4 Million:

Over 4 million applications have been made to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) according to the latest monthly statistics, with eight months to go before the 30 June 2021 deadline.

The figures show that, up to the end of September 2020:

  • 4.06 million application were received;
  • 3.88 million applications were processed;
  • Across the UK, 3.69 million applications were received from England, 204,700 applications from Scotland, 67,200 applications from Wales and 66,300 received from Northern Ireland.

Of the more than 3.88 million applications concluded, 56 per cent (2,172,200) were granted settled status and 42 per cent (1,614,600) were granted pre-settled status. In total there have already been more than 3.78 million grants of status. Of the remaining applications, 34,600 received a withdrawn or void outcome, 42,400 were invalid and 16,600 were refused – 0.4 per cent of the more than 3.78 million applications concluded up to the end of September 2020. These figures can be partially attributed to the inclusion of paper applications received since the opening of the scheme.

Refusals are always a last resort and do not change that person’s existing rights under EU law. In cases where an applicant is refused, the Home Office will write to them to explain why they have been refused and what steps they need to take.

2020-2021 Grant Funded Network Launch:

New £4.5 million grant funding has been awarded to 72 organisations including local authorities, local government associations and voluntary and community sector organisations.

The Grant Funded Network for 2020-2021 will provide a wide range of support, available across the UK, ensuring those most vulnerable and at-risk continue to get the help they need.