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

As the outcome of the latest Brexit negotiations are still uncertain — and with 31 October less than one month away – the latest research update from the Public Law Project (PLP) shows that EU citizens would still lack statutory protection for their rights in the event of a ‘no-deal’.

PLP’s briefing on EU citizens’ rights after a ‘no-deal’ Brexit provides EU citizens in the UK, and those advising them of their rights, with a single reference point on what the law currently says. It was first published in early August and has been updated to reflect developments in August and September.

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.