Theresa May the UK Prime Minister has published her letter to the nation to explain the benefits of the new Brexit deal. This is as per her interpretation of the deal. The free movement of people between the EU and the UK will continue after March 2019. This will be till the end of 2020 (Transition period). It is subject to the approval of the EU and UK agreement for withdrawal by the parliament.
The UK will remain in the EU Single Market during the period of transition. This implies laws for free movement of people will be applicable between the EU and the UK. It implies EU nationals can arrive freely to the UK for work, to live and utilize public services. The vice-versa will also hold good.
The UK Government is also launching the scheme for settled status. This will ensure that EU citizens staying in the UK prior to the end of 2020 will be able to remain indefinitely in the UK. They will possess broadly similar rights as before. This is as long as they do not leave for 5 consecutive years. Close members of their family will also be able to join them.
UK nationals residing in the EU nations prior to the end of 2020 will also have similar right to indefinitely remain. This is provided if they are not absent from the EU for 5 consecutive years after 2020, as quoted by the Full Fact Org.
Free movement of people will end after 2020, as per the new Brexit deal.
Theresa May has also stated her plans for the future UK immigration policy. The EU nationals will not receive preferential access over other immigrants for working and arriving in the UK after 2020. The EU citizens will not be able to, surpass Software Developers from Delhi or Engineers from Sydney, regardless of their skills.
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