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Highland MSP raises concerns over settlement scheme

By Gregor White

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Maree Todd MSP.
Maree Todd MSP.

Highland MSP Maree Todd has voiced concerns over the Home Office’s EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) application backlogs.

As of July 2, she said, UK government figures show that while just over six million applications to the scheme had been received by the June 30 deadline, only 5,446,000 had been concluded by the same date.

She said she had written to all EU nationals in her Caithness, Sutherland and Ross constituency reminding them of the deadline.

“Following this, I was inundated with responses from concerned constituents who were struggling to navigate the system or get through to the support helpline,” she said.

“Instead of extending the deadline and avoiding these significant backlogs, the UK government powered ahead, leaving the futures and livelihoods of our fellow European citizens in the balance.”

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