120,000 Romanians and Bulgarians have already moved to Britain: Census shows in some parts of the country one in ten are Eastern EuropeanFears of major influx when travel restrictions lifted at the end of the yearIn Boston, Lincolnshire, 10.7 per cent of population are Eastern EuropeanPM announced plans to make access to social benefits harder for migrants By Steve Doughty PUBLISHED: 23:53 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 27 March 2013 Nearly 120,000 Romanians and Bulgarians have already moved to Britain despite not yet being allowed to work freely in this country, official figures showed yesterday. The data from the 2011 census showed that migration to Britain – at a rate equivalent to 30,000 a year – began as soon as the two countries joined the EU. The disclosure is fresh evidence that a major movement of Romanian and Bulgarian citizens is likely when restrictions are lifted at the end of the year.
More than 40% of town halls in council tax hike revolt as they shun Pickles's plans for a freezeGovernment offer grants equal to 1 per cent rise to keep council tax frozenSurvey found 41 per cent of English councils plan a tax increase next year By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 28 February 2013 Brave face: Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has yet again promised grants to English councils to keep tax rate More than 40 per cent of town halls plan to increase council tax this year in a major revolt against the Government’s wish to freeze local bills. For a third year, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has offered councils in England the cash equivalent of a 1 per cent rise in grants return for keeping their rates to local taxpayers the same