Project 17

Guidance and Law Changes


Oct 2020

Changes to Nursery Entitlement                                                          

As of October 2020, a third judicial review challenge brought by Matthew Gold & Co. Ltd. Solicitors, resulted in eligibility being extended to 2-year-olds whose families have NRPF due to being undocumented or having no leave to remain, who also receive support from their local authority under section 17 of the Children Act 1989.    


May 2020 

Changes to Child Benefit Qualifications                                                       

Until recently, parents with Limited Leave to Remain (NRPF) with children who were British or EEA nationals were able to claim Child Benefit.


Sept 2019

Extension of early years education for two-year-olds to some migrant families  

Secretary of State for Education extends eligibility for free nursery places for 2 year olds in No Recourse to Public Funds (‘NRPF’) households following successful judicial review challenge.


July 2019

Domestic Abuse Guidance                                                                                  

On 16th July 2019 the Home Office published their revised Domestic Abuse Guidance.