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Hundreds of EU Nationals living in East Suffolk left in legal limbo

November 29, 2019 11:49 AM

Jules talking to womanHundreds of EU nationals living in East Suffolk have not been offered permanent residency in the UK, official figures have revealed. The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of leaving local families from the EU in "legal limbo" and throwing people's lives into uncertainty.

Of the 2,250 EU nationals across East Suffolk who have applied for permanent residency, just over half (1,220) have been offered settled status. 620 have been granted pre-settled status, which only gives the temporary right to stay in the UK.

Another 410 EU nationals living in East Suffolk have applied for permanent residency but are still waiting for a final decision to be made.

290 of the applications for settled status in East Suffolk were for children, i.e. those under 18.