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Net Migration to UK Falls

Net migration to the UK was estimated to be 248,000 in 2016, a fall of 84,000 from 2015. This is mostly to do with an increase of 40,000 EU citizens leaving the country. The net migration change was driven by … Continue reading

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How many non-EU students stay in the UK?

From Professor Carlos Varga-Silva, University of Oxford, on The Conversation: “The UK government has placed extra restrictions on non-EU students staying in the UK after finishing their studies and there are reports that the home secretary, Theresa May, plans to … Continue reading

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On the Bride’s Side – a documentary about refugees

On the Bride’s Side is a documentary about refugees fleeing the war in Syria and travelling from Milan to Stockholm. Here is the interview with filmmaker Gabriele Del Grande.

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UK people support EU membership

New polling from Ipsos MORI shows the majority of Britons would vote to stay in the European Union in a referendum, indicating the highest support for British membership since 1991. Some 56% would vote to stay in the European Union, compared … Continue reading

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Migration and the labour market

From The Migration Observatory: UK research suggests that immigration has a small impact on average wages of existing workers but more significant effects along the wage distribution: low-wage workers lose while medium and high-paid workers gain. The wage effects of immigration … Continue reading

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Migration & the economy

Migrants contribute £25bn to UK economy: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/05/migration-target-useless-experts?CMP=twt_gu Migrants are net contributors: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/06/uk-benefits-eu-migrants-what-crisis Migration raises income (US focus): http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/04/22/immigration_raises_american_income.html Migrants do not ‘steal’ jobs (lump of labour fallacy): http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jameskirkup/100208823/immigration-if-only-politicians-would-lead-not-follow/ Reflections on growth and immigration: http://notthetreasuryview.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/the-economic-objectives-of-immigration.html Compilation of research: http://www.europarl.org.uk/view/en/Food_for_Thought/UKEUMigration.html

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