Employment


A Separate Scottish Immigration System Would Be “futile”

Claims that Scotland ‘needs’ large scale immigration because of its declining and ageing population have been strongly refuted in a paper out today from think tank Migrationwatch. Scotland’s population is not declining as is frequently claimed so substantial immigration is not required to boost the population – neither will it provide an answer to a […]

2nd September 2008 (Economics, Employment, Population)

‘no Excuses’ On Immigration As Poles Go Home

A new report out today estimates that the influx of East Europeans coming to work in the UK will come broadly into balance within the next three years. Thereafter, most immigration will be from outside the EU and could therefore be controlled if the government had the political will to do so. ‘The impression is […]

Bbc Radio 4 Today Programme

Listen again to John Humphrys interviewing Sir Andrew Green and Mr Danny Sriskandarajah of the Institute of Public Policy Research, about the IPPR’s new report about how immigration benefits Britain.

Migrationwatch Comment On Ippr Press Release

Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, responding to an Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) press release, said "More immigrants settling in Britain is the last thing we need. Our population is increasing by a third of a million every year, mainly due to immigration. We will have to build the equivalent of […]

Setting The Record Straight – Migrationwatch Responds To Home Affairs Committee

Think tank Migrationwatch has issued a firm reply to criticisms levelled at the accuracy of its work and motivation by some Members of Parliament at a recent meeting of the Home Affairs Select Committee. Giving evidence on the operation of the Government’s Points Based System, on Migrationwatch Chairman Sir Andrew Green was asked a number […]

31st July 2008 (Employment, Visas/Work Permits)

New Points Based System Likely To Result In Higher Immigration

The Government’s claim that their new Points Based system will result in lower levels of immigration is pure spin. The scheme has no limits and, in fact, will probably result in even higher levels of immigration. It is so complex and bureaucratic, with potentially 26,000 job titles, that it is highly likely to lead to […]

Overview Of The Dutch Asylum And Immigration System

Dutch methods of regulating migration About the author Dr Jeroen Doomernik is researcher and programme manager at the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) and lecturer in political science at the University of Amsterdam. He holds an MA in social anthropology and a PhD in human geography. Introduction 1. In contrast to the United […]

The Economic Impact Of Immigration

Migrationwatch Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, gave oral evidence to the House of Lords Economic Committee on Tuesday 15 January, about the economic impact of immigration. As well as Sir Andrew, the Rt Hon Liam Byrne, MP, Minister of State for Borders & Immigration, Mr John Elliot, Chief Economist, Home Office and Mr Jonathan Portes, Chief […]

Migrationwatch Commentary On The Item Club “special Report On Migration And The Uk Economy”

Said chairman Sir Andrew Green: ‘This report is very far from an objective assessment of the issue from a body which openly favours "open doors to economic migrants", despite the highest levels of immigration in our history. This is despite some of the findings in their own report – particularly the small or even negative […]

Uk Benefits System Linked To Immigrant Workers Says Report

Evidence that the system of social security benefits is one factor in attracting large numbers of foreign workers to the UK has come from a new study out today. An in depth analysis of the operation of the current benefit system, by think tank Migrationwatch, has shown that the effect of benefit levels combined with […]

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