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Latest IMA News

Below you can read the latest news from The Independent Monitoring Authority

IMA reaches second early case resolution with local authority over EU citizens’ housing access
23rd September 2021
The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) has reached a second early case resolution with a local authority over EU citizens’ access to social housing support.

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IMA adopts new third-party complaints policy to support vulnerable citizens
31 August 2021
The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements’ (IMA) has introduced a new complaints policy to enable third parties to submit complaints on behalf of EU citizens, ensuring the rights of vulnerable European nationals are upheld.

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IMA warns of rights risk to EU citizens over late EU Settlement Scheme applications
27th August 2021
The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) is warning that better understanding of the rights of late applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) is required to avoid potential hardship for individuals.

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Citizens’ rights body intervenes to secure EU citizens’ access to local authority housing
26th August 2021
The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) has reached an early case resolution with Pembrokeshire County Council to ensure EU and EEA EFTA citizens with pre-settled or settled status continue to receive housing support by the local authority.

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Public Bodies Must Uphold Rights of EU Citizens
30th June 2021
The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) is reminding public bodies of their duty to uphold the rights of EU and EEA EFTA citizens living in the UK and Gibraltar.

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Rights authority calls on European citizens to share experiences of EU Settlement Scheme
14th May 2021
The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) is calling on EU and EEA EFTA citizens who reside in the UK to share their experiences of the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) as part of an ongoing pre-inquiry investigation into the scheme.

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Citizens’ rights body has recommended changes to health insurance card process
14th May 2021
The rights of millions of citizens from European communities who continue to live and work in the UK and Gibraltar will now be protected by the Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA), launched at 11pm today.

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IMA survey identifies significant lack of trust and confidence in public bodies post Brexit
12th May 2021
A lack of trust in UK public bodies by resident European citizens has been identified by the first survey of EU citizens by the Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA).

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Citizens’ rights body hears concerns about the settled status process
10th May 2021
The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) is advising EU citizens to make sure they apply for settled status as soon as possible amid growing concerns about the length of time it is taking the Home Office to deal with some applications.

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IMA Survey to Measure European Citizens’ Concerns After Brexit
21st February 2021
The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) is seeking the views of European nationals in its first survey to understand their level of concern about living in the UK and Gibraltar after Brexit.

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New Authority for EU Citizens’ Rights after Brexit
31st December 2020
The rights of millions of citizens from European communities who continue to live and work in the UK and Gibraltar will now be protected by the Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA), launched at 11pm today.

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