Nicola Sturgeon Announces that the Scottish government will pay 'settled status' fees for EU migrants
The first minister announced yesterday that the Scottish government will pay the settled status fee for any EU citizen working in the public sector.
This follows Theresa May's assurance that 'settled status' will be offered to EU citizens who have been in the UK for 5 years or more. This statement came with a strongly suggested caveat that there will be a fee to pay to ensure status.
"We will pay that for workers in the public sector. Why? Because it helps individuals, it helps us keep vital workers in the NHS and public services and it sends a message to EU nationals that we want them to stay here because we welcome them."