What we’re working on

We promote the rights of EU and EEA EFTA citizens, and their family members, in the UK and monitor how UK public bodies are respecting and protecting those rights. If we find an issue, we have the power to investigate and take action.

We can use information from wider intelligence gathering or from complaints submitted to us in order to direct our work.

Our Duties

We have two main duties:

  1.  Monitoring how UK public bodies are protecting the rights of EU and EEA EFTA citizens and their family members. This means that we actively seek information that will help us to identify where things are going well and where things are not.
  2. Promoting the effective implementation of citizens’ rights. This means that we help citizens to understand their rights and we help public bodies to understand where things are going wrong so that they can put them right.