House of Commons
Minimum income requirement
EDM #737
Tabled 16 July 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House condemns the minimum income requirement under Immigration Rules; notes that forty per cent of the UK population does not earn the required £18,600 to be eligible to live with a partner from outside the EEA under the Government's policy; recognises the level of anxiety this policy has caused thousands of families throughout the covid-19 as many parents have been forced to take on extra work, risking their lives as they lack additional support; further notes that in the eight years since that policy has been introduced, there is no evidence to suggest that it has had any positive effects; is deeply concerned by the growing number of children unnecessarily made to live without one of their parents, causing mental health issues for both the children and the parents; and calls on the Government to conduct a full review on the minimum income requirement and pledge to end this immoral policy that has devastated families for far too long.