UK Income rules for foreign spouses upheld

  |   F1 / World News

As of 2012, Britons must earn more than £18,600 ($23,140) before a husband or wife from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) can settle in the UK.
Judges rejected an appeal by families who argued that the rules breached their human right to a family life.
Seven Supreme Court justices hearing the case said the minimum income requirement was "acceptable in principle".The rules were introduced by the former coalition government to stop foreign spouses becoming reliant on taxpayers.

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