The following Immigration practice note produced in partnership with Rowena Moffatt of Doughty Street Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Immigration?
European Economic Area (EEA) nationals who are in employed work or undertaking self-employed activities as well as, in certain circumstances, jobseekers, have a right to reside in the UK beyond three months under EU law. This Practice Note covers the definitions of these terms.
For a discussion on the Home Office guidance which considers these definitions, and its checklists of suggested supporting documents to evidence the relevant type of activity, see Applying for EEA registration certificates and residence cards.
There is no definition of worker in art 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), in Directive 2004/38/EC (Citizens' Directive), nor in Council Regulation (EU) 492/2011 of 5 April 2011 on freedom of movement for workers within the Union, which replaced and codified Regulation (EEC) 1612/68. A broad definition of the concept must be given,
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