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EU migrants must speak English or no benefits

Fri, 13/12/2013 - 13:28 -- nick

New immigrants to the UK are to be tested on their English language ability before they are allowed to claim out-of-work benefits, the government has announced.

The new test requires those trying to claim to answer more individually-tailored questions, provide more detailed answers and submit more evidence before they will be allowed to make a claim.

The tougher regime has been rolled out across the UK from Monday this week, and the Department for Work and Pensions provided no reasons for announcing the change days after it took place.

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