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PM David Cameron to unveil immigrant crackdown

By James Tapsfield

Published 25/03/2013

Prime Minister David Cameron
Prime Minister David Cameron

Immigrants face tougher curbs on unemployment benefits and access to the health service under a crackdown being unveiled by David Cameron today.

The prime minister will warn those coming to Britain that they can no longer expect "something for nothing".

From next year, arrivals from the EU will be stripped of jobseekers benefits after six months unless they can prove they have been actively looking for a job and stand a "genuine chance" of finding one.

The Government is pledging to beef up the "range and depth" of questions in the habitual residence test.

Mr Cameron will confirm the heavily trailed move to keep immigrant families off council house waiting lists for up to five years.

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