EU treaty rights are rights afforded to the citizens of the European Union and family members under Directive 2004/38/EC. Treaty rights are also granted to members of the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as Switzerland. EU treaty rights allow for free movement within the Member States of the EU. This right to free movement is typically derived from an EU citizen’s involvement in the economic activity of the host member state. Examples of such involvement include working, studying or being self-sufficient. We typically provide advice to EU citizens who wish to avail of their entitlement to have their non-EU family member join them.
Citizens’ rights have been a huge discussion point of late as a result of changes to immigration policy brought about by Brexit. Free movement under EU law is still very much intact however EU citizens residing in the UK are now asked to consider applying for a separate immigration status through the EU Settlement Scheme if they wish to remain. We have been working with individuals, migrant advisory groups and employers who want to find out more about the scheme and its impact on them or their workforce.
We have a specialist Brexit advisory service available for business owners through on-site consultations, information leaflets, training and workshops. Contact us for more information on how we can help you navigate the impact of Brexit on your workforce or business.