Government cancels plans to introduce ‘earned citizenship’

On 5th November 2010, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, announced that the Government has cancelled plans to implement the concept of ‘Earned Citizenship.’

The plans would have led to a major change in the route to settlement and British Citizenship but were dismissed by the Home Secretary as being “too complicated and bureaucratic”.

At the same time as these announcements, the Home Secretary indicated that the Government is currently drawing up new plans to reduce the number of temporary migrants qualifying for settlement in the UK.

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