The amended regulations will set out the rights of EEA nationals and their family members to enter and reside in the UK and will also confirm the criteria for rights to permanent residence.
The key changes to the regulations include:
-new rights of residence;
-restrictions on free movement rights;
-amendments to reflect current operational practice;
-amendments to implement agreements reached with the European Commission or stakeholders in relation to the UK’s implementation of Directive 2004/38/EC;
-the extension of refusal powers based on public policy, public health, and public security; and
amended appeal rights.
These changes will affect:
-primary carers of self-sufficient EEA national children;
-children of EEA national workers or former workers where the child is in education in the UK;
-primary carers of children of EEA national workers or former workers where that child is in education in the UK; and
-dependent children under the age of 18 of the primary carers in each of the categories listed above.
Source: UK Boarder Agency website