2014


The Mac Report On Low Skilled Migration: Contrasting Accounts In The Press

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) yesterday released a comprehensive and thoughtful document entitled ‘Migrants in Low Skilled Work: The Growth of EU and non-EU Labour in Low-Skilled Jobs and its Impact on the UK’. The document, which stretched to almost 350 pages, examined the impacts of immigration on the UK with reference to both skilled […]

The Obr Report On Fiscal Sustainability

The OBR have now released their annual Fiscal Sustainability Report for 2014. Public Sector Net Debt (PSND) in March 2014 stood at 76.1% of GDP a figure of £1,273 billion, or £48,200 per household.   The OBR looked ahead for the next 50 years and found that the budget deficit is projected to widen in the […]

The Mac On The Obr And Public Debt

On Thursday the Office of Budget Responsibility will release their latest Fiscal Sustainability report.  The Migration Advisory Committee have looked at the OBR’s 2013 Fiscal Sustainability Report and their finding that higher net migration would lead to a reduction in debt as a percentage of GDP over a 50 year time frame.  The OBR had […]

Migration Watch Uk Comment On The Latest Population Estimates

The UK population grew by 400,000 between mid-2012 and mid-2013, just under half of which is the direct result of net migration. Just over half of the increase was the result of more births than deaths however other statistics show that over a quarter of births in England and Wales were to mothers born overseas. This […]

Question Time And The History Of Migration

On Thursday evening’s edition of Question Time Neil Hamilton, UKIP’s Deputy Chairman, claimed in a discussion on immigration that more migrants had arrived in 2010 alone than had arrived in the entire period between 1066 and 1950. Mr Hamilton cited the Migration Watch UK website as his source. The source of this claim is in […]

23rd May 2014 (Uncategorised)

Press Comment On The Latest Immigration Statistics

Commenting on the latest Immigration Statistics, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:   “These new figures confirm that migration from the EU has blown the government off course in meeting its overall target.   In particular we note that the number of new NINOs issued to Romania and Bulgarian citizens in the […]

22nd May 2014 (Uncategorised)

Another Response To Mr Portes On Taxes Paid By East Europeans

In a series of some 50 tweets Mr Portes (of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research) is claiming that the Migrationwatch estimate that 150,000 Eastern European employees can be paying no more than about £1 a week in net direct taxes cannot be substantiated, and implying that it must be wrong.   In fact […]

20th May 2014 (Uncategorised)

Press Comment On Ons Labour Market Statistics Release Of Employment Data

Commenting, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: 
"Quarterly statistics fluctuate but these figures show an increase of 28,000 Romanians and Bulgarians in employment compared to the same period last year. Most of this has occurred when transitional controls were still in place making it likely that there will be an increase in […]

14th May 2014 (Employment, European Union)

A Summary History Of Immigration To Britain

Introduction 1.1 There have always been episodes of migration to Britain but, as this paper demonstrates, those episodes were small and demographically insignificant until the Second World War. A study of official census records from 1851 until the present shows that the number of people born abroad living in Britain was very small until the […]

13th May 2014 (History)

International Students – A Guide To Visa Conditions Across The English Speaking World

In 2012 the Home Secretary announced her plans to tighten some aspects of the student visa system, mainly below graduate level. The Australian, American and Canadian governments have also recently reviewed their student regimes. This note compares the outcomes and demonstrates that the UK is internationally competitive.

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