Category Archives: welfare/NHS

The true effect of migration: growth, higher wages, lower taxes

Closing borders does NOT reduce migration: Closing borders, as also shown in a report by the UK Home Office, would have the effect of diminishing circular EU migration. EU migrants, now able to go to another country, go back to their country of … Continue reading

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Welfare does not attract migrants

Corrado Giulietti (IZA) found that contrary to the welfare magnet hypothesis, empirical evidence suggests that immigration decisions are not made on the basis of the relative generosity of the receiving nation’s social benefits. Even when immigrants are found to use … Continue reading

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Migration and the 2008 financial crisis

This Migration Policy Institute‘s report explores the impacts of the global financial crisis that began in September 2008 on migration flows, immigration policies, remittances, and on migrants themselves. The report first takes a look at the recession’s effect on differing … Continue reading

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Migration and Welfare Benefits

Highlights from a summary of the facts on migrants’ access to benefits by Madeleine Sumption and William Allen of the Migration Observatory in collaboration with Full Fact. Most non-EEA nationals who are subject to immigration control are not allowed access to “public … Continue reading

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No evidence of HIV health tourism

The National AIDS Trust reports that: “In 2006 60 per cent of new HIV diagnoses were of infections probably acquired abroad. 35 per cent of all adults living with HIV in the UK were born in Africa. … The majority of … Continue reading

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The High Costs of Health for Migrants in the UK

The Independent reports that the NHS has pursued  patients who have lost babies for bills of up to £2,600. A report by Doctors of the World, a  charitable clinic in London, has revealed that vulnerable and destitute women were charged thousands of … Continue reading

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UK citizens unemployment claims across the EU

The Guardian reports that “Unemployed Britons in Europe are drawing much more in benefits and allowances in the wealthier EU countries than their nationals are claiming in the UK. … “At l east 30,000 British nationals are claiming unemployment benefit … Continue reading

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