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Apply for the EU Settlement Scheme

Businesses that employ EU, EEA or Swiss Citizens should encourage their employees to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) before 30th June 2021 to continue working and living in the UK.

This toolkit contains key information to provide employees about the EU Settlement Scheme, including eligibility and support.

Employees who would like advice about their EUSS application can contact:

  • Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth provide specialist advice to people who work in Merton. To access the support email eusettlement@caml.org.uk or telephone 07796 931 724
  • Polish Family Association offer digital assistance and general advice. To book an appointment call them on 07917401064, or email info@polishfamily.org.uk.

Find additional information about the EU Settlement Scheme through Gov.uk or Merton Council and Brexit advice for businesses here.

Brexit: Check, Change, Go

The end of the Brexit transition period on 31st December 2020 will affect the day-to-day operations of many Wimbledon businesses.

You can identify the actions you need to undertake through the dedicated government web portal, including the points-based immigration system, which may affect your recruitment.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is hosting free live and recorded webinars to help businesses check the new rules and understand the actions they need to take.

Following the initial broadcast, the webinars will be available on demand. The live sessions will take place at the following times:

  • Services and investment – 11am, Tuesday 13 October
  • Retail – 11am, Wednesday 14 October
  • Automotive – 2pm, Wednesday 14 October
  • Metals and other materials – 11am, Tuesday 20 October
  • Electronics and machinery – 11am, Wednesday 21 October
  • Consumer goods – 11am, Thursday 22 October
  • Life Sciences – 11am, Tuesday 27 October
  • Construction – 11am, Wednesday 28 October
  • Aerospace – 11am, Thursday 29 October

Register for these webinars here.

Preparing For Brexit

It is important for businesses to start taking action to prepare for new rules that will come into effect from 1 January 2021, even if you do not trade with or do business in the EU.

The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched an EU Exit Hub to support London businesses with preparing for these changes that might affect them when the transition period ends. The Hub contains information and links to official guidance on a range of matters including:

  • Staff employment
  • Business travel
  • Exporting and importing
  • International trade: paperwork, costs, logistics
  • Data protection
  • E-commerce
  • Accounting and auditing
  • Public procurement
  • Intellectual property
  • Taxation

Find out more here.