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 […]
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 […]
Draft minutes of oral evidence given by Professor Robert Rowthorn, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge and Professor Stephen Nickell, Nuffield College Oxford, of the economic impact of immigration on the UK, to the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs on 9 October, 2007 are available for viewing on the Parliamentary web site.
The Government’s new Migration Impacts Forum confirms that mass immigration is placing a huge strain on housing, health, education and policing in virtually all regions of the UK. It claims that immigrants contribute £6 billion a year to the economy; but fails to mention any costs to the British taxpayer. David Coleman, Professor of Demography […]
Listen again to BBC Radio 4’s The Westminster Hour which interviewed people, such as MP Frank Field (Lab) and Migrationwatch Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, about the ability of Britain to cope with the large numbers of people who have come to this country in recent years. The programme specifically addresses the impact of migrants on […]
Commentaryby Sir Andrew Green At last the LibDems have noticed that we have a problem over immigration. For years they have been in denial but yesterday’s conference debate is their first tiny step toward reality. They even have a big idea. Unfortunately, it is an extremely foolish one. They are calling for ‘an earned route […]
Instead of “netting” £1 billion pounds annually for the Treasury an amnesty for illegal immigrants would in fact cost the taxpayer between £0.8 billion and £1.8 billion a year, says a new report out today. A recent paper from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) claimed that an amnesty for illegal immigrants could provide […]