It has been four months since EU citizens could apply for settled or pre-settled status. People Management magazine consider how successful this initiative has been.
Elizabeth Howlett, of People Management magazine, asked Karen Kaur for her comments.
“The process has proved to be simple, straightforward with an average time of 30 mins to complete the online application and uploading of documents.
Decisions were being provided within 24 hours, sometimes sooner, and despite initial concerns that the system would crash under the number of applications, it was so far proving to be stable.
There is no excuse not to apply, as the process is proving to be efficient and beginning to provide clarity to those in need of this and to those who have played a part in contributing to the UK.
The government’s provided toolkit for employers meant there was no excuse for why HR departments shouldn’t be assisting their workforce make their settled status applications.
If the workforce needs reassurance, this is a way to show that an employee’s best interests are at the heart of the organisation.”