Government Departments: EU Nationals:Written question - 200127

(Wirral South)

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Asked on: 07 December 2018
Cabinet Office
Government Departments: EU Nationals
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse would be of not charging for applications for Settled Status from non-UK EU nationals employed directly by the Government.
Answered by: Oliver Dowden
Answered on: 07 January 2019

The number of non-UK EU citizens employed across the Civil Service is not consistently collected across government, therefore it is not possible to estimate the cost of not charging for settled status for non-UK EU nationals employed directly by the Government.

The UK Government currently does not plan to pay the Settled Status for its non-UK EU citizen employees. The fee is set at an affordable rate (£65), less than the cost of an UK passport.

We are committed to supporting our EU citizen employees across the Civil Service, the important engagement with EU national networks across government will continue over the coming months.

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