Theresa May has started to reveal her proposals for EEA nationals currently in the UK. Subject to obtaining reciprocal protection for British expatriates in Europe, she has suggested that all those here before she triggered Article 50, will be allowed to stay. However the position of those who entered the UK after 29 March 2017 is still uncertain and will be a matter for negotiation.
She has suggested that there will be a new “settled UK” status for those who have been in the UK for 5 years, but we are still waiting for information on how that might work in practice. Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council said the proposal was “below our expectations” and more detail is required.
Meanwhile numerous reports have been published about the future implications of ceasing free movement, including by the CIPD and by IPPR.