Rhuppiah v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] UKSC 58 (14 November 2018)
Everyone who, not being a UK citizen, is present in the UK and who has leave to reside here other than to do so indefinitely, has a precarious immigration status for the purposes of section 117B(5) [44]
The Supreme Court holds that “financially independent” in section 117B(3) means “not financially dependent upon the state” [55]
Appeal allowed but not remitted as Appellant had subsequently been granted leave on the basis of 20 years residence [58]