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David Cameron's migration welfare plans in full

David Cameron has pledged to remove "the financial incentives that attract migrants to Britain" in a bid to cut net migration and "deliver the control that British people want.

The proposals include:

  • EU migrants will not receive in-work benefits such as tax credits and social housing unless
  • Unemployed migrants will be kicked out of the UK unless they have found a job within six months
  • They will not be supported by British taxpayers
  • No child benefits or tax credits for children living outside of the UK will be paid out no matter how long the migrant has paid taxes for

PM promises to get tough on EU migrant benefits

European migrants will be banned from claiming benefits for the first four years after they arrive in the UK, under radical immigration reforms set out by David Cameron.

David Cameron will outline his plans to tighten immigration laws. Credit: PA Wire

Unemployed Europeans will have six months to find a job or face being removed from the country, Mr Cameron will say in a speech on immigration reform today.

And those with jobs will only receive in-work benefits, such as tax credits, and social housing once they have been in the UK for four years.

Mr Cameron was dealt a blow yesterday after figures showed that net migration to the UK had increased by 78,000 to 260,000 in the year to June, despite his pledge to reduce net migration to below 100,000.


How would Britain fare on immigration outside the EU?

David Cameron's highly anticipated speech on immigration and Europe tomorrow could impact the in/out referendum the Prime Minister has promised on the EU.

ITV News Europe Editor James Mates considers how Britain could be affected if the country votes to leave Europe by looking at how Switzerland - which has never joined the EU - deals with immigration, trade and Europe.

Andrew Mitchell facing estimated 'Plebgate' costs of £3m

The disagreement over a brief angry exchange between Andrew Mitchell and Downing Street police has ended two years later in a devastating High Court judgement for the former government chief whip.

While Mr Mitchell has been ordered to pay initial costs of £300,000 after his libel action defeat, as ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports, it is estimated the 'Plebgate' case could end up costing him £3 million.

The Sun: Mitchell verdict is 'vindication' for our reporting

The defeat of Andrew Mitchell's libel action against News Group Newspapers over the 'Plebgate' incident is a "vindication" for The Sun and its journalists, the newspaper's managing editor has said.

We have always stood by our story and continue to do so. We are delighted that the judge has ruled that what we reported about events on Downing Street in the evening in question was the truth and accurate.

There has been a lot of speculation and comment about Mr Mitchell's outburst, and criticism of our newspaper. The judgment today lays all that to rest.

Our article broke this important public interest story, and it has been independently and conclusively confirmed. The Sun can be proud of its journalism today.

– Stig Abell, managing editor of The Sun

Ex-Tory MP: Mitchell verdict is 'miscarriage of justice'

Former Conservative MP Louise Mensch has strongly criticised a judge's decision to find against Andrew Mitchell in his libel action over The Sun's reporting of the 'Plebgate' incident, describing it as an "appalling miscarriage of justice".

Ms Mensch, who is a Sun on Sunday columnist, tweeted:


'Plebgate' PC: 'Pain' of High Court case 'indescribable'

The police officer at the centre of the Plebgate row has said the "pain" of going through the courts "has been indescribable" after a judge found in his favour over Andrew Mitchell.

Speaking outside the High Court, PC Toby Rowland said he had "huge regret" that "what happened at the gates of Downing Street more than two years ago ended up here".

PC Toby Rowland pointed out he had already been cleared of wrongdoing in the Plebgate incident by four investigations, including a criminal one. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

He said he and his team had tried "everything possible" to avoid court action.

"I am delighted that here again my innocence, integrity and reputation as a police officer has been recognised," he added.

PC Rowland also called for a "line to be drawn" over the incident.

Sources: Mitchell's failed libel battle to cost him £3m

The overall costs of Andrew Mitchell's failed 'Plebgate' libel battle have been put at £3 million, court sources have told the Press Association.

Andrew Mitchell had sued News Group Newspapers in an attempt to clear his name over his conduct in the 'Plebgate' incident. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Mitchell 'bitterly disappointed' after 'miserable two years'

Former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell has said he is "bitterly disappointed" to have lost his High Court libel action over the "Plebgate" incident.

Andrew Mitchell was surrounded by his family and friends as he delivered his brief statement outside the High Court.

Speaking outside the High Court, Mr Mitchell said the verdict came after a "miserable two years".

The MP, who has been ordered to pay interim costs of £300,000, said he now wanted to "bring this matter to a close and and get on with our lives".

After the ruling PC Toby Rowland said he hoped a "line can be drawn and everyone can be left in peace".

Andrew Mitchell ordered to pay £300,000 interim costs

Former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell has been ordered to pay interim costs of £300,000 after he lost his High Court libel action over the "Plebgate" incident.

Former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell MP arrived at the High Court in London with his wife Dr Sharon Bennett. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire
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