According to reports, a deal on the reforms demanded by the UK to remain in the EU is likely to be put in writing by early February, although the European Commission has indicated that there are still difficult issues to resolve before the deal can be struck. David Cameron has said that his most controversial demand on migrant benefits is ‘still on the table’ but that he could agree to an ‘equally powerful’ plan to tackle this issue. Other EU members have warned, however, that Britain can not expect an ‘a la carte’ form of EU membership.