In the event of a no-deal Brexit, what does the law say about the rights of EU citizens living in the UK?

Alexandra Sinclair, Research Fellow and head of the SIFT project here at PLP, has written a summary research briefing on the rights of EU citizens in case of a no-deal Brexit, drawing on her work monitoring statutory instruments produced as part of the Brexit process.

Overall, our research paper should be of some comfort to EU citizens living in the UK. The government has made many statements signalling an intent to protect the rights of those living in the UK prior to exit day. However, the research also shows that the current legal framework does not offer much by way of statutory protection.

The document will be updated regularly until the Immigration and Social Security (Co-ordination) Bill is passed into law. The current and previous versions can be found below: