European immigrants will only be able to claim benefits for three months unless they have serious job prospects under plans outlined by David Cameron.
The Prime Minister insisted the change would make it clear to migrants that they cannot get "something for nothing" in Britain and further address what he claims is the "magnetic pull" of the benefits system.
The plans will build on changes announced in January that mean European migrants have to wait three months after arriving in Britain before claiming out-of-work benefits.
After that three months, migrants will now only be able to claim benefits for three months unless they have "very clear job prospects" - a cut from the six months of claiming announced in January.
More top news
French authorities cornered 29-year-old Chérif Chekatt in a warehouse in Strasbourg on Thursday evening.
Even colder tomorrow with clear sky and sunshine
A British couple who dropped an engagement ring down a grate have been reunited with the item and the officers who recovered it.