Settlement Scheme is fully open. Now is the time to support your EU nationals
to ensure they get the status they need to stay in the UK after Brexit for as
long as they wish.
The service has been designed to make it as simple as
possible for EU citizens and their family members to apply. During the public
test phase earlier this year, over 200,000 applications were received from
citizens of all 27 EU countries:
- 95% of applicants successfully used the mobile
phone app to prove their identity remotely, most in under 10 minutes
- 88% of applicants were able to have their UK
residence automatically checked by providing their National Insurance number
employees can apply to the Settlement Scheme free of charge. Applicants only
need to prove their identity, demonstrate their UK residence, and declare any
criminal convictions. You can find full
guidance for them at: www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families.
There are Android and Apple apps for proving their identity. Or they can visit
scanner location to help them complete this part of the application process
or post document for verification. The EU Settlement Resolution Centre
is available to advise. Telephone: 0300 123 7379
Yesterday was the start of Mental Health Awareness Week and
we were at Windsor Racecourse for an event to publicise the findings of a
report commissioned by Racing Welfare about mental health in British
horseracing. It can be found here
on Racing Welfare’s website.
Over the last twelve months, the NTF has highlighted
researcher Will McConn’s interaction with trainers and other groups whose
collective efforts make racing happen. Thank you to all the trainers who spoke
to Will and took part in forums.
According to the research reported yesterday, 76% of trainers
surveyed said that they felt the industry provided inadequate support for their
mental health. We will be using the
report’s recommendations, along with those from the Horseracing MBA report on
Occupation Stressors for Trainers, to shape future NTF services for our
At the same time, we would encourage you to make the most of
our existing services, many of which address issues raised in the report. For
instance, debt collection and management was a key theme for trainers. Applying
the advice available in the Business Section in the members area of the NTF
website should avoid many debt problems. These include credit management advice
and services, debt recovery through the Legal Expenses Insurance scheme, and
Weatherbys Invoice Payment Service.