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EU citizens staying in Scotland: package of support

A toolkit to support EU citizens who wish to stay in Scotland.

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The Scottish Government is working to produce a package of support to help EU citizens stay in Scotland. The first round of support includes:

  • £250,000 of dedicated resource for community based support across Scotland

  • a support and advice service for EU citizens with more complex needs or particular challenges. This is currently being rolled out with more information available at: www.cas.org.uk/brexit

  • a ‘Stay in Scotland’ toolkit to support EU citizens and employers with EU staff which includes posters, factsheets, digital content and guides.

The Scottish Government, along with others, has already successfully lobbied the UK Government to scrap the £65 ‘settled status’ fee. The Scottish Government said it is continuing to look at more ways it can support EU citizens around the EU exit and will keep its efforts under review.

The ‘Stay in Scotland’ toolkit

The toolkit provides a range of materials for employers and EU citizens. It includes information on the UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme, details of the application process and requirements, links to other resources and some practical suggestions about how employers can support their EU employees in the workplace. You can download the contents of the toolkit via the Scottish Government’s website.