Welfare Benefits

Eu Nationals And Access To The British Welfare State

Summary 1 Once an EU National has been granted “habitual residence” the entire UK benefit system becomes available.  Habitual residence is, in practice, very easy to obtain even for the unemployed. In some circumstances it can, in effect, be obtained from day one. Detail 2 All EU nationals have an initial right to reside in the UK for three months. Thereafter, […]

Generous Uk Welfare System A Magnet For Eu Workers

The UK benefits system is so generous and easy to access that it is likely to prove a “magnet” to people from poorer EU countries as the economic turmoil in the region intensifies, says a new report out today. With all movement restrictions for economic migrants from Romania and Bulgaria due to be lifted at […]

Amnesty For London’s 500,000+ Illegal Immigrants – ‘an Appallingly Bad Idea’

The Mayor of London’s remarks in India about an amnesty for illegal immigrants in the capital would be a ‘kick in the teeth’ for the many thousands of young people struggling to find a job because of the unfair competition they face, says a think tank who have today issued a report on the situation […]

Benefits Regime Makes Uk Attractive Destination For East European Migrants

The British benefits system makes the UK an extremely attractive destination to East Europeans. That is the conclusion of a research paper out today. The paper, ‘Incentives for Polish migration’ from think tank Migration Watch UK, focuses on Poles who are the largest component of migration from the East European countries that joined the EU […]

Immigration ‘no Answer’ To Pension Time Bomb

The ‘myth’ that continued mass immigration is the answer to Britain’s pensions time bomb has been described as ‘totally dishonest’ by a new report out today. The report from think tank Migrationwatch, finds that the present ratio of workers to pensioners could only be sustained by immigration at a level that would bring the population […]

25th January 2010 (Economics, Policy, Welfare Benefits)

Huge Cost Of Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants Quantified

An amnesty for illegal immigrants would be bound to encourage further illegal immigration, their present number has been seriously underestimated and the lifetime cost would be in the order of £130 billion even on that low estimate of numbers, says a report out today from think-tank Migrationwatch. The report is in reply to a paper […]

At Last, The Truth About Immigration And Council House Queue Jumping

By Sir Andrew Green 30 June, 2009 The Government’s announcement yesterday that they are handing councils new powers to give local people priority on the waiting list for social housing is a clear admission that they have been misleading us over the huge impact of immigration on housing. For years, they have been in total […]

Migrationwatch Migrationwatch Comment On Gla Report On Illegal Immigration Issued On 16 June, 2009.

‘These are very expensive proposals which would only make a bad situation worse. On the report’s own figures they would cost £300m in bureaucracy and £3m a week in benefits (our figure is £10m a week. See also Briefing Paper 11.11 – The True Cost of an Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants). It would also cost […]

Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants Could Cost Taxpayers ‘up To £1m’ Per Family

At a time when the Government debt is at record levels, new research shows that the Mayor of London’s proposals for an amnesty for illegal immigrants would cost taxpayers, on average, an extra £1 million over the lifetime of each immigrant. The calculation, by think tank Migrationwatch has, for the first time, estimated the ‘lifetime […]

Public Gives Thumbs Down To Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants. New Study Shows Amnesty Would Cost Up To £4 Billion A Year.

Seven out of ten adults disagree that there should be an amnesty for illegal immigrants, a new YouGov poll has found. The research, commissioned by Migrationwatch UK,found that only one in ten people agree with the idea. In London, the poll found that 64 per cent opposed an amnesty.Just one in six Londoners supported the […]

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