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benefit tourist

A popular term for a non-British citizen (e.g., from the EU) who comes to the UK to live off social security and other entitlements, including child benefit, child tax credit, state pension credit, jobseeker’s allowance, and employment and support allowance. Because these benefits are only afforded to those who meet the UK’s “right-to-reside” test, the European Commission has threatened legal action against Britain saying its rules on welfare discriminate against foreigners.
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Community benefit tourism initiatives e a conceptual oxymoron?
Cameron spread myths about benefit tourism and has only himself to blame if nobody believes him now.
READER Kevin Wilson of Leeds wants benefit tourism stopped by "making the countries from which EU migrants come responsible for paying their benefits".
THE Prime Minister yesterday welcomed a landmark ruling that appeared to spell the end of benefit tourism by unemployed European Union migrants.
The annual British Social Attitudes survey of 3,000 people found that 61percent wanted rules toughened in this way to deter so-called benefit tourism, the BBC reported.
Peg Breen, president of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, and Ronda Wist, vice president for Preservation at the Municipal Art Society of New York made the case for landmarking, pointing out that historic districts promote property values and benefit tourism.
The Conservatives support "free movement for workers" but want to "stop benefit tourism and abuse".
Mr Cameron also wants to renegotiate powers over border control, crack down on benefit tourism, secure more trade and have greater control over justice and home affairs.
After talks with Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, Mrs Merkel said that the two leaders shared "a lot of common ground" on the need for change in the way the EU works and indicated that she wants action to stop freedom of movement rights being abused for benefit tourism.
The latest law regulating Dubai's holiday homes market is likely to benefit tourism and real estate as it will enable foreign visitors to invest in such properties with confidence whilst owners of second homes stay encouraged by the ensuing growth in tourism and greater short-term rental returns.
The responsibility of politicians in this situation is to look at the facts and the simple point is that there is very little evidence of benefit tourism for people coming from Eastern Europe.
We are planning to launch a direct flight between the two countries since it will benefit tourism," he said.