Around 141k EU Citizens Living in UK May Have to Return Post-Brexit Benefits They Received Due to Error 30/01/2023
Around 141,000 nationals of the European Union Member States who decided to remain in the United Kingdom after Brexit, might have to return to the UK government a considerable amount of money that they received by the authorities, due to error.
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