A parent’s storyPosted: 08/10/2013
Are British laws made for people with money?
Government law states that the new minimum wage is £6.31
Government law states that a working week should not be more than 48 hours.
United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) requirements for a British subject to bring their spouse into the UK are that they must be earning £18,600 a year.
Now £6.31 multiplied by 48 equals £302.88
£302.88 multiplied by 52 weeks equals £15,749.76
Therefore if someone was to earn the Government minimum wage even if they were able to work 48 hours per week for 52 weeks, they would still not be able to reach the UKBA requirements. (Note 52 weeks means no sick leave for casual workers no public holidays and no leave unless it’s paid leave)
It is the UKBA that allows students to enter the UK and although they cannot stop them from falling in love, young people seem to do this.
Such is the case for my son and his partner who are married.
A British student who leaves University in today’s economic climate finds it hard to get work so they end up being waiters or packers and therefore end up on the minimum wage and more often than not do not get to work 48 hours a week. If they are lucky they get 30 to 35 hours. Their foreign partner is not allowed to work more than 20 hours a week. So if the British subject is lucky enough to get 30 hours and the foreign partner gets 20 hours giving a total of 50 hours between them, this is still not enough. ((50×6.31) x52=£16,406)
The British student’s parents are prepared to house the couple and feed them but this is not taken into account by the UKBA.
In the case of these two students the foreign student’s parents are residing in the UK with right to remain but their support is not taken into account as well.
I would suggest that the UKBA stop all foreigners from coming into the UK as that is what they seem to want.
A very unhappy parent.