EU migrants would have to stay two years before declaring out of work benefits, under new Labour Party plans. They presently got to await three months to provide for income-based jobseeker’s allowance. Rachel Reeves also requires to finish child advantages being forwarded abroad and to restrain in-work benefits paid to EU migrants.
Labour said Ms Reeves had already said to her complement from Europe on the matter. Earlier, the party assured an extra 1,000 UK border guards if it successes in the general election.
Home secretary Yvette Cooper said the staff will be financed by a £10 fee for visitors from 55 other countries. In a speech in London, Mrs Cooper also said Labour could describe for an EU Migration Impact Fund within the accessible EU budget to assist regions that have seen a population increase because of immigration, paying for enlarged school places, medical staff or housing.
“It isn’t bigoted to be anxious about immigration or to call for immigration improvement,” she said. Political journalist Vicki Young said it was a “important day for Labour” with Ms Reeves following up Mrs Cooper’s dialogue with more statement, first exposed in an article she wrote.