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> New guidance on the Surinder Singh route can be found here : https://www.gov.uk/government/public...itish-citizens

“Use it or lose it “ (when the Brexit is formalized”)

The changes to the guidance include an additional clarification that a British citizen does not need to be a “qualified person” in their initial three months back in the UK to sponsor a family member in a Surinder Singh application. There are also new sections about retained rights of residence and the assessment of UK residence prior to 25 November 2016.

> Worker Registration Scheme (WRS) extension unlawful, Court of Appeal confirms : http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2017/1751.html

In a decision of 7 November 2017, the Court of Appeal unanimously found, yet again, that the extension of the Worker Registration Scheme from 1 May 2009 to 30 April 2011 was unlawful and incompatible with EU law.
The Court of Appeal also considered a point about the meaning of “resided” in article 17(1)(a) of the Citizens Directive, which allow workers or self-employed people who retire to acquire permanent residence earlier than the usual five years. This is provided they have worked in the country for the preceding 12 months and “have resided there continuously for more than three years. So the court found that “resided” in that context meant “legally resided”.