My rt hon Friend the Home Secretary is today laying before the House a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 290).
The purpose of the changes is to give effect to the Supreme Court judgment in MM (Lebanon) & Others, handed down on 22 February 2017.
The changes, together with changes to the Secretary of State’s guidance to decision-makers, are intended to give effect to the judgment’s findings in respect of, firstly, the income sources which may be relied upon to meet the minimum income requirement in specified exceptional circumstances; and, secondly, the duty to have regard to the welfare of children under section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009. They also make other minor amendments and clarifications to the family Immigration Rules.
This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: