A new EU migrant benefit plan could potentially affect thousands of young Britons’ in the UK, as the government plans to tighten the rules.
As part of the EU membership, the UK need to introduce a four-year residency test for migrants, and the UK is considering extending the rule to all UK benefit applicants from the age of 18.
Prime Minister David Cameron has made it clear that changes to welfare to cut EU migration are an absolute requirement in his government agenda.
The centrepiece of the new migrant benefit plan will mean that migrants arriving in the UK will have to wait for four years before accessing tax credits and child benefits.
If this new law goes ahead for all benefits claimants, all Britons despite living in the UK their entire life will be ineligible for the benefits for four years too.
This would mean approximately 50,000 UK citizens would be affected and most would have children. The outcome isn’t for certain yet and is still being discussed among ministers and senior officials.
Negotiating deals and policies on the EU is an important part of government; as keeping a relationship with Europe is an absolute necessity for Britons.
Other options aren’t feasible, so we shall hope that the Prime Minister will do all that he can to ensure this relationship is maintained and Britons best interest is kept at the root of all decision-making.
The Bible highlights the importance of obeying the orders of those in power, and holding them to account for any outcomes.
Matthew 26:52-54: Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”
Young Britons’ need a chance to get themselves on the ladder and to create the future that they envision but without the help and support from the government and the system, this may be impossible for them to comfortably achieve.