I understand that perhaps things are not very clear at the moment, Nevertheless I am sharing this question in case I have missed out on important information. I am a EU national who lived 14 years in England before leaving for France less than a year ago. I obtained my settled status before leaving the country and as far as I read I can live for up to five years in a row outside of the UK and still return with no issues. Is this still valid? Has any new information come to light in that respect? I am planning to return to England mid 2020.