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EU Nationals will not have to pay £65 to stay in UK

EU Nationals will not have to pay £65 to stay in UK

22 Jan 15:00 by Laurie Jones

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It has been reported in The Independent that the government’s original plan to charge EU Nationals, who wish to remain in the UK after Britain leaves the EU, has been scrapped.

The government’s EU Settlement Scheme requires all EU nationals and their family members who want to stay in the UK after Britain leaves the EU to register before 30 June 2021. The charge for doing so was set at £65 for adults and £32.50 for children under the age of 16.

In an update to the Commons, Theresa May said “We have already committed to ensuring that EU citizens in the UK will be able to stay, and to continue to access in-country benefits and services on broadly the same terms as now, in both a deal and a no-deal scenario.” By also scrapping the fee, which was intended to cover the cost of registering EU nationals and their family members under the EU Settlement Scheme, the government is ensuring that there are no financial barriers for any EU nationals wishing to remain in the country.