Are you an EU citizen living in the UK?
We want you to stay here after Brexit.
If you’re an EU citizen, you and your family can now apply to the EU settlement scheme to continue living, working and studying in the UK after any Brexit transition period.There is no fee for the EU settlement Scheme, which will allow you and you family to continue to be eligible for:
- public services, such as healthcare and schools
- public funds and pensions
- British citizenship, if you meet the requirements and you want to apply.
Face-to-face advice sessions
Advice sessions for EU nationals in Lambeth have been organised by Lambeth Council in collaboration with Seraphus, the Indoamerican Refugee & Migrant Organisation (IRMO), Portuguese Consulate and Respeito charity.
Details of the next session are as follows:
- Saturday 12 October 2:00 to 4:00pm at Stockwell Community Centre, 1 Studley Road, SW4 6RA. No booking required.
For more information on the settlement scheme and how to apply visit gov.uk/eusettledstatus
This past weekend, Lambeth Labour’s manifesto for the council elections was launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan, Chuka Umunna MP, Florence Eshalomi AM and Cllr Lib Peck. The manifesto puts the rights of Lambeth’s EU Citizens at its heart:
Fighting for the rights of EU citizens: We’re proud that 79% of Lambeth residents voted to remain in the European Union. We’ve lobbied the government to protect the rights of over 30,000 European citizens in Lambeth. Our friends and neighbours shouldn’t be treated as a bargaining chip – but sadly the Conservatives both nationally and locally refuse to support a guarantee of their rights.
A re-elected Labour council will continue fighting against the Conservative government’s disastrous Hard Brexit.
We’ll fight for the rights of EU citizens, and membership of the single market and customs union.
As this notes, Lambeth is home to over 30,000 EU citizens, other than UK and Irish citizens, and 1 in 8 of residents in Brixton Hill are EU citizens, including many of Lambeth’s important Portuguese community and Latin Americans who hold Spanish passports.
At a recent Lambeth Council meeting, Brixton Hill councillor Martin Tiedemann was one of the Labour councillors proposing a motion to protect EU Nationals. In his speech he spoke of the uncertainty still faced by many residents as Brexit is unveiled, including his own father, a German National who has lived in the UK for almost fifty years yet faces an uncertain and expensive future.
Chuka Umunna MP is taking part in a public meeting tonight to hear both sides of the European Referendum debate.
Chuka will be speaking on behalf of the Remain campaign with Mustafa Jameel in favour of Leave.
The event takes place at 7.30pm, 15th June 2016, at Corpus Christi Church Hall on Trent Road.