Welfare

European Immigrants in the UK to Face New Benefit Rules

Will lose benefits if they don't "have a genuine chance of finding work" after six months

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Immigrants who claim unemployment benefits in the UK will face tougher rules in future, says David Cameron.

Migrants will lose benefits after six months, unless they "have a genuine chance of finding work", the prime minister wrote in the Sun.

Britain had become a "soft touch" under Labour and the measures were to ensure "everyone who comes here pays their way and gives something back", he said.

Labour warned against overblown rhetoric and failings in the system.

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