Shadow immigration minster David Hanson MP
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New rules for EU migrants: Government 'should do more'

New rules on how long EU jobseekers must wait to claim benefits in the UK are to be brought in early, the government has said.

Plans to introduce a three month wait before foreign citizens can apply for out of work benefits are being rushed through Parliament to start on 1 January.

Speaking to the BBC, shadow immigration minster David Hanson said that the government had waited too long to act on the issue and should also do more to enforce the minimum wage and tighten legislation against gangmasters.

  • 18 Dec 2013
  • From the section UK
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