Over the weekend, the Home Secretary Theresa May confirmed that ministers are considering tougher rules in relation to immigration; following claims by the Prime Minister that a previously set target is still achievable.
When the government came into power four years ago, they set a target to reduce net migration to below 100,000 and despite the latest figures highlighting that 212,000 more people moved to the UK than left over the last year, the Prime Minister confirmed that he was still confident the target could be met.
The confidence has been echoed by the Home Secretary, although she added that reaching the target was becoming a harder task; but that ministers are considering the introduction of tougher rules on immigration.
According to reports, the rules being considered include deporting European Union migrants who claim benefits but have not worked within the UK; and reducing the time limit immigrants can claim benefits for – cutting the period in half, to three months.
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