Home Office has backlog of 400,000 applications for EU settlement scheme | The Guardian

Data suggests 2 million more EU citizens want to stay in UK than was estimated in 2016

The Home Office has a backlog of 400,000 applications from EU citizens and their family members to remain in the UK after Brexit, according to the latest government data.

The latest monthly statistics for the EU settlement scheme also reveal the total number of applications now at more than 6.2m. This includes as many as 172,000 applications made after the deadline of 30 June for settled status.

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