Thursday, May 30, 2013

Brussels to sue UK over curb on benefits tourism in bid to relax rules on welfare payments to EU nationals

Brussels is set to launch legal action against Britain today over its attempts to tackle benefits tourism.

The European Commission wants to relax the rules on welfare payments to EU nationals.

Since 2004, Britain has required them to be formal residents of the UK in order to claim state handouts – but the Commission thinks this breaks EU rules.

If European officials get their way, the UK would have to pay hundreds of millions of pounds a year to EU nationals who visit Britain.

‘Anyone who gets off a plane will be able to start claiming benefits immediately,’ a government source warned.

Why is our government putting up with this, you CAN'T CLAIM and DO NOT get benefits in other EUROPEAN Countries, unless you have worked or are in employment.