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A person who travels to or within Britain in order to live off social security payments while untruthfully claiming to be seeking work.
- ‘He's the ‘benefit tourist’ who grabbed £1.5 million in a tax rebate in Britain in 2002.’
- ‘Sadly, the Government has left it to the eleventh hour before thinking about how these loopholes might be closed and the nation's borders secured against a tide of benefit tourists.’
- ‘Some of the last tabloid articles they would have seen were about how people from abroad ‘are heading to Britain to leech on us’ and branded them all ‘benefit tourists’.’
- ‘The moves were solely designed to protect the welfare system from so-called ‘benefit tourists’, she said.’
- ‘The Government has taken action to stem the arrival of people from 10 new EU countries, but the situation is more complex than ‘benefit tourist’ scare stories.’
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