Derek Vaughan MEP

Working hard for Wales in Europe

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Do EU migrants steal jobs and take benefits from British people?

A:

There are around 2 million E.U. citizens living in the U.K. and around 2 million U.K. citizens living in E.U. countries they practically balance out. E.U. citizens are allowed to access services sources and support, but British citizens in Europe cost those countries five times more than treating E.U. citizens in Britain.

European citizens contribute more than they take out of the system; an academic study showed that they made a net contribution of £20 billion to the U.K. economy between 2000 and 2011, as they are more likely to be in work and less likely to be claiming state benefits than U.K. citizens.

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