In December 2016, British Future, a grant-holder of Unbound Philanthropy, published an Inquiry report titled, "EU nationals living in UK should be given permanent residence." This report was drafted after extensive conversations with Leave and Remain and EU citizens themselves, as well as with legal experts, academics, employers, trade unions, and interest groups. The Inquiry panel was chaired by Gisela Stuart MP, former Chair of the Vote Leave Campaign. British Future is an independent, non-partisan thinktank seeking to involve people in an open conversation, which addresses people’s hopes and fears about identity and integration, migration and opportunity, so that we feel confident about Britain’s Future.
Currently, there are 2.8 million EU citizens living and working in the United Kingdom and some 1.2 million UK citizens living and working in other EU countries. The purpose of this Inquiry report is to call on the UK government to define both groups' existing rights and status in their negotiations with other EU member states. In total, the Inquiry report makes six policy recommendations, including allowing the 2.8 million EU citizens to stay in the UK and be offered Permanent Residence with the same health, social, and educational rights as British citizens.
Download the full report EU nationals living in UK should be given permanent residence.pdf.