The situation the United Kingdom finds itself in the payment of benefits to migrant EU workers is ridiculous.
The EU should sort out its rules and regulations on paying of benefits. I think there are two possibilities to solve the situation.
1) The migrants home country should be responsible for the administration and payment of all, yes I mean all, benefits to the migrant workers and their dependents.
This would be similar to the administration and payment of state pensions to British citizens living in say Spain or France.
2) The host country should pay benefits equal to the benefits paid by the migrant workers home country. This would remove the purpose of the migrant worker seeking out the country paying the highest benefits.
This would not deny the right of the EU migrant to work anywhere in the EU.
It would not deny the EU migrant the right to be unemployed anywhere in the EU but would make the migrant's home country responsible for his care and benefits thus relieving the UK of its unfair responsibilities and 'benefit roaming'.
3 years ago