The leader of Bucks County Council (BCC) urged EU nationals to apply for a settlement scheme that will allow them to stay in the UK after Brexit.

BCC has backed a government campaign to highlight the settlement scheme – which will permit residents who are EU citizens, and their close family, to continue living, working and studying in in the UK and remain eligible for public services.

The scheme also applies to citizens of Switzerland and EEA countries - Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Leader of BCC, Martin Tett, said: “EU nationals are very much part of our community and economy in Bucks, and this will remain so after Britain leaves the EU.

“I'd like to encourage all EU, Swiss or EEA nationals who live or work here to consider applying for settled status – it's a fairly simple process, and provides a wide range of advantages to you and your close family."

BCC is providing support to residents who want to apply to the scheme at registrars and libraries.

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