Ready for the next wave of migrants?

Posted: April 25, 2011 in British jobs for British workers

Ilie From next Sunday, rules that ban Eastern Europeans from claiming unemployment, housing and council tax benefits until they have worked in the UK for 12 months are being lifted.

When the countries joined the EU in 2004, their citizens were barred from claiming jobseeker’s allowance or housing and council tax benefits in the UK until they had worked here for 12 months continuously.

But the restrictions had a seven years time limit, times up!

The countries are: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia.

By the way

Asylum seekers are being ferried to and from court hearings by a private taxi company costing the taxpayer thousands of pounds, even though the local bus does the trip for £1.80.

Each five-mile trip from the train station to the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal Centre in Newport, Gwent costs £8.70 in a cab.

Around £2,500 a month is being spent to bring migrants to Columbus House – where applications to become British citizens are heard. It is paid by the Tribunals Service to a private taxi company which equates to the taxpayers forking out once again.

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