Benefits for Overseas

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teajug
teajug Posts: 488 Forumite
edited 5 February 2013 at 11:19AM in Over 50s MoneySaving
This was on the news this morning, I feel that it is too much benefit money going overseas, when they cannot even train people on how to deal with nursing of the elderly and vulnerable in UK.

Below is taken from from migration watch report. No wonder they wanted to give Tony a reward.

http://www.migrationwatchuk.org/

Benefits for Overseas Children Cost UK Taxpayer £1 million per week

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  • zygurat789
    zygurat789 Posts: 4,263 Forumite
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    If only we could get the pop satrs to fund it
    The only thing that is constant is change.
  • CrazyLatvian
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    Child benefit in Latvia- £10 per month (!) per child, just saying.
  • CrazyLatvian
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    Our minimum wage before taxes is around £250, its means, if Latvian father of two is working in UK and their kids with mother are staying in Latvia, they are receiving half of Latvian minimum wage extra.
  • margaretclare
    margaretclare Posts: 10,789 Forumite
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    Our minimum wage before taxes is around £250, its means, if Latvian father of two is working in UK and their kids with mother are staying in Latvia, they are receiving half of Latvian minimum wage extra.

    I think what the OP is saying is: is there a good reason why UK taxpayers and National Insurance payers should fund this, rather than paying for our own people?

    At the time when we were asked to vote on our continued membership of the - what was then - European Common Market - we were not warned about these kind of consequences. Indeed, in 1975, how could we have been. The Cold War was still on, and it seemed like a good idea for Western Europe to co-operate in view of threats from Eastern Europe.

    With the benefit of hindsight, I for one would never have voted 'yes' to stay in.
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  • CrazyLatvian
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    I think what the OP is saying is: is there a good reason why UK taxpayers and National Insurance payers should fund this, rather than paying for our own people?

    There is no reason at all why UK taxpayers should do that and I am here in this forum to understand, why it is happening, but looks there is no answer. child benefit is just small top of relay huge hidden iceberg. Someone need to check how many east Europeans are working here in UK in age 50+ to get UK pension after 11 years. They are traveling back to Poland, Latvia, etc and receiving pretty good money, its means, millions of tax payers money going to heat another country economics, winners are everyone except UK taxpayers.
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