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UK amends EU settlement Scheme and here are the changes

08:12 PM | 22 May, 2024
UK amends EU settlement Scheme and here are the changes

LONDON - The government of the United Kingdom (UK) announced changes to the European Union Settlement Scheme on Wednesday while complying with court orders.

In an official press release, the Home Office announced that it will change the duration of pre-settled status extensions from 2 to 5 years.

'The Home Office will also remove the pre-settled status expiry date from the digital profiles shown to third parties in the online checking services for Right to Work, Right to Rent and View and Prove,' it said.

As part of the amendments, employers, landlords, and letting agents will not be required to conduct a further right-to-work or rent check where the individual remains in their employment or as part of that tenancy agreement.  

The government said that the EU Settlement Scheme had been a great success. As far as the statistics are concerned, as of 31 December 2023, 5.7 million people had secured their rights in the UK through the scheme, with 2 million holding pre-settled status and 3.7 million holding settled status.

The government said it had introduced changes to the EU Settlement Scheme in July 2023 to ensure that nobody loses their immigration status if they do not apply to switch from pre-settled to settled status. 

'The Home Office has continued to work closely with the IMA on the implementation of the judgment. Having listened to concerns raised by the IMA and others about the potential implications for those affected by the judgment, the changes announced today will ensure it remains easy for status holders to demonstrate their rights in the UK,' stated the press release.

It bears mentioning that the government of Rishi Sunak has been introducing a series of immigration-related policy changes to practically discourage immigration. The authorities have also banned international students from bringing dependents to the country with few exceptions.

The administration has also increased the minimum salary threshold for Skilled Worker Visa in what appears to be a major blow for many aspiring immigrants.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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