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Only two of the 1.5 million applicants for EU settlement scheme rejected as unsuitable

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Only two of the 1.5 million applicants to the Government’s EU settlement scheme have so far been rejected as unsuitable, according to the Home Office.

Some two million have applied including 520,000 in September alone, of which 1.5 million have processed and approved. The two rejected as unsuitable are understood to have been persistent serious criminals.

Of the 1,524,500 approved as of September 30, 61 per cent had been granted settled status and 38 per cent granted pre-settled status.

Almost 350,000 are Polish, followed by Romanians (280,600), Italians (200,700), Portuguese (162,500), Spanish (115,700), Bulgarians (96,100), Lithuanians (92,100) and French (70,700).

It is estimated there are...

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