Thursday, December 14, 2017

Immigration

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Thousands of doctors trained in Europe ‘may quit UK after Brexit’

BMA warns of impending ‘disaster’ as its research shows 40% of doctors who qualified in EEA may leave because they feel less welcome.

EU nurses turning their backs on Brexit Britain

New figures reveal the number of nurses from the EU registering to work in the NHS since the Brexit referendum has fallen by 90%.

Opinion: Don’t blame migrants for your own welfare woes – blame the Tories

Don't fall for the government's divide and rule tactics.

Disabled refugees allowed access to disability benefits following Government defeat

Tribunal ruled a two-year restriction on accessing disability benefits unlawfully discriminated against disabled refugees and their families.

Parties join forces to slam the Tories’ ‘toxic rhetoric on immigration’

Progressive parties slam divisive rhetoric of 'British jobs for British workers' and welcome contribution of people from overseas to our NHS.

Migrant children are being failed by UK, says Lords committee report

Government accused of dismissing its responsibility to care for unaccompanied minors as ‘somebody else’s problem’.

Six wealthiest countries host less than 9% of world’s refugees

US, China, Japan, Germany, France and UK accommodate just 2.1 million refugees, according to Oxfam report.

EU migrants have had ‘little or no impact’ on UK wages, research shows

Research shows that economic performance easily outweighs the impact of immigration on low pay in the UK.

‘Emergency Brake’ Unlikely To Lead To Big Cut In Migration, Say Experts

Four-year ban on receiving in-work benefits likely to affect only a small number of newly arriving families, analysis shows.

Child Refugees And Their Families Are Being Denied Crucial Disability Benefits

A two-year wait until refugees in the UK are eligible to apply for disability living allowance has left people with war-inflicted injuries and other serious medical conditions without support.

Government Defeated In The Lords Over Asylum Seekers Working Rights

Peers voted in favour of an amendment proposed by Lord Alton, who warned asylum seekers were being pushed into "enforced workhouse destitution".

Stop Personal Attacks On Anti-EU Tories, Duncan Smith Tells Cameron

Work and pensions secretary also accuses PM of talking down Britain in a sign of rising tensions at senior Tory levels over EU referendum.

Four EU States Reject Cameron’s Migrant Benefits Plan

Donald Tusk says leaders will have to go ‘extra mile’ to reach agreement as Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic revolt on eve of key summit.

Revealed: Tax Credit Data Exposes Limits Of Cameron’s ‘Emergency Brake’

Figures obtained by Guardian after six-month battle show only 84,000 EU migrant families claiming tax credits have lived in the UK for four years or less.

EU Renegotiation: UK Wins Partial Concession On Migrant Worker Benefits

Text put forward by EU council president Donald Tusk contains measures relating to all four areas requested by David Cameron.

David Cameron Close To EU Deal On Child Benefits

Prime minister pushing for change to rules allowing migrants to send payments back to their country of origin, but eastern European countries express concern.

Four-Year EU Benefits Ban Could Change, Philip Hammond Says

Britain is willing to look at alternative measures to a four-year ban on access to in-work benefits, says Philip Hammond MP.

No Evidence To Prove Britain’s Benefits System Attracts EU Migrants

Tory minister admits that there is no evidence to prove that the benefits system acts as a magnet to EU migrants.

Cameron Could Extend Tax Credits Ban To British Expats To Reach EU Deal

Prime minister is looking at whether ban on in-work benefits could also apply to Britons living abroad for four years or more.

Jeremy Corbyn Says He Opposes Making EU Migrants Wait To Receive Benefits

Labour leader rejects policy set out in party manifesto for 2015 election and says all UK taxpayers should have access to benefits.

David Cameron Faces Compromise Over Plans For EU Migrants’ Welfare Access

EU commissioner proposes block on claims for first six months, far cry from prime minister’s hopes for four-year exclusion.

Cameron Ready To Give Way Over Ban On In-Work Benefits For EU Migrants

Prime minister signals flexible stance over mooted four-year ban after meeting Polish PM and opposition from other EU states.

Widening Benefits Ban To Young Britons As Leverage In EU Talks Not Ruled Out

Work and pensions secretary raises possibility that ban on young migrants could be extended to UK citizens.

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