Visas/Work Permits


Toughening The Points Based System

With unemployment climbing fast, it is no longer acceptable that jobs which have never been advertised in Britain should be offered to economic migrants. Nor should migrants be admitted without a job to go to. The total of these categories is at least 75,000 jobs a year and probably a good deal more. These arrangements […]

New Poll Indicates Balanced Migration A Vote Winner – Labour And Bme Voters Want Much Lower Immigration

A new poll out today demonstrates there is massive backing for a substantial cut in immigration levels from supporters of all parties and shows that a programme of ‘Balanced Migration’ into the UK could have a major effect on voting intentions in a future election. The YouGov poll, which the Cross party Group on Balanced […]

Migrationwatch Invited To Put Forward Policy Suggestions

Following the evidence which we gave to the Economic Committee of the House of Lords, Migrationwatch were invited by a Cross Party Group of Parliamentarians to put forward suggestions as to how immigration issues should be tackled in a way that took account and also tackles the need to preserve the competitiveness of the economy […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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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