Press release

Press briefing: morning 7 November 2014

The Prime Minister's Official Spokesperson answered questions on payment to the European Union, and Universal Credit and EU benefit rules.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


European Union

When asked about payment to the European Union, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said that Prime Minister’s position had not changed in relation to the unacceptability of the scale of the £1.7 billion bill. He added that the Prime Minister would be using the Northern Future Forum to raise this issue.

Universal Credit

When asked about Universal Credit and EU benefit rules, the PMOS said that the Prime Minister would set out his approach to reform in this area before Christmas.

Published 7 November 2014