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UK faces European Court over benefits for EU nationals

Britain is being taken to court by the European Commission for allegedly discriminating against EU nationals who claim social security in the UK.

Ministers are accused of discriminating against those from EU member states who have been living and working in the UK.

It is alleged an extra residency test applied by the UK to see if migrants are eligible to claim breaches EU law.

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said he planned to fight the commission "every step of the way".

Mark Easton reports.

  • 30 May 2013
  • From the section UK
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