Spare a thought...
For those who are being foisted onto the highly extortionate 10-year settlement route..
They typically have to find north of £1000 per application every 2 years or so (some have to add +£800 for an IHS - Immigration Healthcare Surcharge even though they'll pay N.I contributions on top of that!) until they've accumulated 10 years through repeat applications, THEN they need to find north of £2000 for the process leading up to 'naturalizing as a British citizen..
Oh and the application processing time is circa 6 months; faster option costs another £800.
Oh and No status checks permitted
Oh and No decision checks permitted
Oh and No travel permitted while decision is pending
Oh and (For some) no WORK permitted while decision is pending
Oh and if they decline permission, you pay for the appeal (90% cases won on appeal, but no refund for appeal costs)
Oh and if you should fully participate in democratic society and for example get arrested at a protest, you're eligible for deportation because you've had interactions with the police..
It's sickening - charging people to become second class citizens