Jeremy Corbyn’s policy of continuing free movement with the EU would cost over £4 billion in benefits

New analysis has revealed that Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to continue free movement with EU countries would cost DWP over £4 billion in extra benefit costs over the next 10 years, dramatically increasing the size of the nation’s benefits bill. The analysis shows that continuing free movement with the EU would result in a dramatic increase in the number of people coming to Britain over 10 years. This would increase the size of the benefits bill by over £4 billion over the same period. None of this is costed in Labour’s manifesto.



Commenting, Therese Coffey, Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions said: 

“Jeremy Corbyn has no plan for Brexit. The only policy he has committed to is maintaining free movement in all circumstances. He is completely out of touch with the concerns of ordinary voters.

“This analysis highlights the cost of Corbyn’s immigration policy to our public services. The shocking thing is that this is yet another line item in Labour’s long list of uncosted pledges that will mean higher taxes for all of us. The UK can’t afford the cost of Corbyn and can’t afford the chaos of another two referendums. The only way to get Brexit done and focus on people’s priorities is to vote Conservative on 12 December.”