EU Nationals: Employment

Home Office written question – answered on 2nd December 2015.

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Photo of David Nuttall David Nuttall Conservative, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on the removal from the UK of a jobseeker who is a citizen of another EU country who has been in the UK for more than six months and can provide evidence that they (a) are looking for employment and (b) have a genuine chance of being engaged.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

Holding answer received on 30 November 2015

We have been clear that in future EU jobseekers will not be supported by UK taxpayers and can be removed if they are not in a job within six months.

There is limited discretion to keep the status of jobseeker for longer than six months but an individual must provide compelling evidence to show they are continuing to seek employment and have a genuine chance of employment.

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