Some encouraging news for those children entitled to registration as British citizens, but unable to apply on the basis of the current Home Office fees.
However, as with any application, the onus is on the applicant to prove the unaffordability, and the threshold for evidence is a high one. This may still pose issues to preserve the entitlement to registration of UK born children. This hurdle may mean that not many people will be able to take advantage of this concession, but at least it is a step in the right direction.
Caseworkers are instructed to take into account any savings the family has and whether they have made any reasonable effort to save up for the fee. You might ask how the Home Office would know such intimate financial details: the answer is that detailed evidence of the family’s financial position has to accompany the fee waiver application or it will almost certainly be refused.