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UK will prevent foreigners from claiming benefits

From the Beginning of July all EU immigrants that come to UK will not be able to claim benefits for their first three months in the country. Additionally all job seekers, who do not speak fluent English will need to attend language lessons or lose their rights to obtain benefits. This announcement is in line […]

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Aggressive immigration debate harms UK soft power worldwide

A new report by a parliamentary committee, has warned the ruling coalition that the new immigration policies are harming the country’s standing in the world. A report from the Select Committee on Soft Power says that changes to the Tier 4 student visa in particular are damaging the UK’s reputation. In addition to that the […]

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Immigrants in UK more likely to start their own business

Around 14% of the start-up companies in United Kingdom were founded by immigrants. According to a newly released report there are 456,073 immigrant entrepreneurs working in the UK who have founded 464,527 businesses which employ 8.3m people. The report encourages the UK government to allow creative people from all over to world to settle in […]

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UK and EU battle over the right for benefits

A new proposal from the United Kingdom to limit the rights of EU immigrants to access local welfare funds has escalated into war of words with EU officials over the free movement of workers. The UK’s Work and Pensions Minister, Ian Duncan has said that from now on EU immigrants must prove that they have earned […]

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Former UK Immigration minister is not under investigation

Former immigration minister of United Kingdom Mark Harper, who hired an illegal immigrant to clean his flat in London is not under investigation announced the UK government on Sunday. The debacle with Mr Harper is a major embarrassment for the Prime Minister David Cameron, who made the fight against illegal immigration one of the main […]

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UK Prime Minister Cameron might veto any future enlargement of EU

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron has threatened that he will veto any further enlargement of the European Union unless a stricter immigration rules come in place. The EU Commission has already started negotiations with the strongest Balkan country which is outside the Union – Serbia. In addition to that Albania is also a potential […]

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UK misses again its immigration target

The UK office of national statistics has released a new data which show that the immigration target of the government is missed with 15 000 people. The net immigration is the result of people who come to the country minus those who leave it. In the year to June 2013, 503,000 people came to live, […]

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