The Telegraph has reported that Home Office research has shown that five out of six EU migrants already have the right to remain within the UK following the departure from the European Union.
The paper quotes a Cabinet source saying:
“They will be allowed to remain in Britain. But it is important that reciprocal agreements are made with the EU to ensure that British people abroad get the same rights”.
It is expected that the British Government will allow all EU citizens to remain in the country, but a cut-off date is expected to be announced. Details of the plans are unlikely to be formally announced until the discussions with other EU countries begin after Article 50 is invoked.