Report Poland Doesn't See 'eye-To-Eye' With Uk On Curbing Benefits in House prices and the economy Posted December 15, 2015 In some ways they even save the state money. Some people moan that child benefit is going to children living Poland, so what if £1040 goes to Poland where the child is living and being educated? As the average school budget in the UK is £4550 per pupil they are saving the British taxpayers £3500 by not having them live here. I struggle to understand the whole EU aspect of this, the government surely could just say that child benefits are only valid for children that reside in the UK, for everyone, not just immigrants. End of. I doubt that just because they lose their child benefits, they will suddenly bring their kids over to the UK. The attraction of working in the UK dissipates somewhat if they have to live as a family, paying huge amounts for accommodation in the catchment area of schools, putting kids in after school clubs, the higher costs of food and clothing in the UK, etc. etc. However, if they do then it creates a level playing field. Suddenly life in the UK might not be as attractive when they join the treadmill. Instead of living 20 deep in a shares house and sending all their money home, they'll be working to live, just like the rest of us. They wouldn't be able to undercut UK wages, that's for sure!