Reduce the Income Requirement for Spouse Visa
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The current income requirement for British citizens to bring their non-EU spouses to the UK is £18,600. According to the BBC, the Migration Observatory estimates 47% of working people across the UK do not earn enough to meet the new requirements. Britons earning minimum wage should have the right to a family.
The High Court suggested £13,000 — still above National Minimum Wage — which is being appealed by the Home Office as too low. Meanwhile, members of the EU with non-EU spouses and children are not subject to any income requirement.
We propose lowering the income requirement so that citizens working full-time (37 hours) on a minimum wage salary can be with their families — £12,787.
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