Sorry- we are all British Citizens with British passports. So far we have only been out of the UK for 6 months.
Why is it that my friends, who are Tunisian by birth, but who all are British citizens, all holding British passports, have been told that they cannot get a free education for their children in the UK, nor any Housing Benefit, because they were out of the country for a small number of years? They were told that they had to work in the UK for a year before receiving such privileges, although they worked for many years, paying British taxes before they left. They were told that for each year of British Education, (for each child?), they needed to pay 25 000 pounds, as far as I have heard from a mutual friend!
Perhaps the law has changed because of the Government's recent cuts? Are you sure that the same will not happen to my family? All my children were born in the UK, as were my friends' children. Do our rights depend upon each local authority, or how many years exactly we have been abroad? Or have my friends been treated unjustly or unfairly?