Young People Again the Target of Tory Discrimination.
EU migrant benefit plan ‘could hit thousands of young Britons’.
Reports the BBC.
Thousands of young Britons could lose the right to claim some benefits for four years as part of government plans to tighten the rules for EU migrants.
Introducing a four-year residency test for migrants is a key part of the UK’s negotiations of its EU membership.
But lawyers say applying such a test to migrants alone would breach EU laws, and the government is now considering extending the rule to all UK benefit applicants, from the age of 18.
Ministers would not discuss the plans.
This is the crunch:
Why are Britons affected?
One option is to implement a four-year residency rule for all benefit claimants. This could mean Britons, even if they had lived in the UK all their lives, from their 18th birthday would be ineligible for…
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