Britain set to have `toughest immigration rules in world`
London: Under plans to make Britain’s regime the toughest in the world, immigrants will no longer be able to ‘jump the queue’ for housing, a Tory minister has said.
Ahead of a speech by the Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, immigration minister Mark Harper suggested people will find it much harder to claim benefits shortly after arriving in Britain.
According to the Telegraph, Cameron is expected to unveil plans to stop immigrants getting council houses for up to five years after they come to Britain.
They will also be forced to pay for visiting their family doctor and using other NHS services.
He told Sky News that immigrants from the EU must feel like they are contributing to British society, rather than simply taking, the report said.
Harper said the government is considering forcing immigrants to deposit “cash bonds” that will be returned only when they return to their home countries, the report added.
The move comes amid public fears about an influx of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants when restrictions on their right to live in Britain are lifted next year.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- CBI confirms Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain's indulgence in Hawala business
- Watch: CM Yogi Adityanath's first speech in UP Assembly house
- Should army take strict action against stone pelters of J&K?
- Etawah: UP cops caught drunk while on duty
- DNA: Reason behind electricity crisis in India despite being power surplus nation
- Left to die on road, pregnant Lucknow woman writes to PM Narendra Modi to end 'triple talaq', says 'I voted for BJP'
- The Kapil Sharma Show: No Sunday episode this weekend? Here’s why
- India vs Australia: Virat Kohli takes reconciliatory path, says his friendship comment was 'blown out of proportion'
- Sunil Grover joining AIB? Here’s the truth
- Reliance Jio closes in on 50 million paid users