Haringey and Brexit

42,000 people in Haringey are from other EU countries (almost 1 in every 6 Haringey residents). Friends, neighbours, family and colleagues, these people make an enormous contribution to the cultural and economic life of our borough.

Haringey Council is determined to ensure that Haringey, its residents and businesses receive the best possible deal from Brexit. Haringey is not alone in needing to address the impacts of Brexit. We are working with a number of regional and national partners and our business partners, in order to ensure Haringey’s voice is heard, and the rights of our residents are protected.

Statements/letters from the Leader of Haringey Council

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EU Settlement Scheme

Businesses and BrexitThe EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) requires all non-British and non-Irish EU citizens to register to continue to live and work in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. The scheme will be open for applications until 30 June 2021.

The EUSS is an online application requiring applicants to submit proof of EU nationality, proof of UK residency and to declare any criminal convictions.

Applicants will need to show 5 years continuous residency in the UK to be granted settled status. Those who have been in the UK for less than 5 years will be granted pre-settled status. They will then be eligible for settled status after 5 years.

EU citizens with settled or pre-settled status will retain their rights to work in the UK, use the NHS, enrol in education or continue studying, access public funds such as benefits and pensions, if eligible for them, and to travel in and out of the UK.


Applying for settled/pre-settled status

In order to apply please visit the GOV.UK website: Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme - settled and pre-settled status (external link). This page is also available in 26 EU languages (external link).


Support available in Haringey

Help is available to support Haringey’s EU residents to secure their rights.

Bridge Renewal Trust (external link) is coordinating Haringey’s assistance to EU residents who require support or advice with EUSS applications. 

Face-to-face support is currently suspended.

To receive support with an application via telephone or email please contact:

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Advice and support

Whether a resident or a local business, below are some useful Brexit information resources:

    Advice and support for EU citizens in Haringey

    We recently delivered a Haringey and Brexit leaflet (PDF, 398KB) to 117,000 households in the borough, which explains what people need to do to apply for settled status in the UK. The EU Settlement Scheme opened for applications at the end of March and the deadline for applying is 30 June 2021.

    Advice for voluntary organisations and businesses

    Other useful links

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    Previous events

    Brexit public meeting - Monday 18 February 2019

    The council held a Brexit public meeting on Monday 18 February 2019, offering advice and support to residents and businesses across the borough who will be affected by Brexit. The meeting took place at the Civic Centre in Wood Green.

    Let's get settled events

    A number of events have also been held to provide support and advice to EU nationals in Haringey.

    • Thursday 6 February 2020, 11am-1pm - Blend Café, N8
    • Tuesday 28 January 2020, 6-8pm - Civic Centre, N22
    • Thursday 16 January 2020, 10am-12 noon - Blend Café, N8
    • Wednesday 18 September 2019, 5-8pm - Open day, Chestnuts Community Centre, N15

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    Page Last Updated:

    7 July 2020

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