ECJ benefits ruling
We welcome today's ruling - now time for ministers to act - Rachel Reeves
Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to today’s European Court of Justice ruling on EU migration and benefits, said
“Labour welcomes today’s European Court of Justice ruling on restricting benefits to immigrants from EU member states who travel simply to claim benefits.
“Labour has repeatedly called on the Government to act to ensure that the UK benefit system is only there for those prepared to contribute, including extending the three month waiting time EU migrants have to wait before claiming benefits and ending the unfair practice of child benefit being sent abroad. It’s now time for ministers to act.”