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The Impact Of Immigration On Uk Wage Levels

Summary 1. Immigration may well have some effect in reducing wages and may also hold them back from rising. Detail 2. A summary of the rather limited academic research base for the impact of migration on wages of the UK-born is contained in Annex A together with links to each of the papers or where […]

7th October 2015 (Economics, Employment)

The Populations Of The United Kingdom And Germany

The populations forecast for the UK and Germany are entirely different. All population projections have a considerable degree of uncertainty, especially in current circumstances. However, until recent events, the German population that was expected to fall whereas that of the UK seems likely to continue to rise at the most rapid rate for nearly a […]

Humanitarian Protection And The Current Asylum Crisis

1.The following is the definition of humanitarian protection in legal briefing paper 174: HUMANITARIAN PROTECTION If a person’s application for asylum is refused consideration must be given immediately as to whether he qualifies for humanitarian protection under paragraph 339C of the Immigration Rules.  If he is to qualify he must show that there are substantial […]

22nd September 2015 (Asylum, Human Rights, Legal Matters, Policy, Refugees)

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On Ons Net Migration Statistics August 2015

Responding to today’s net migration figures, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “Net migration at one third of a million a year is clearly unsustainable. Nearly half of the inflow is now from the EU, including 50,000 from Romania and Bulgaria as we have long predicted. This underlines the need for […]

Labour Leadership Candidates On Immigration

On July 25th the final hustings of the 2015 labour leadership election were held in Warrington. During the course of the hustings the candidates were asked ‘where do each of the candidates stand on Britain’s place in the EU and can we solve the immigration issue while remaining in the EU?’ The Candidates went onto […]

Asylum Outcomes In The Uk

The Home Office produces an annual ‘cohort analysis’ of asylum claims permitting a comprehensive understanding of what eventually happened to the people who claimed asylum in the UK in a particular year. This short blog will outline the outcomes of the 2012 asylum cohort.  Data is available for the 2013 cohort however around one third […]

14th August 2015 (Asylum, Human Rights, Legal Matters)

Lessons From Calais

The most effective way to tackle the crisis in Calais is to tackle the motivation of the migrants who seem so determined to get across the channel. That is the conclusion of a report issued by Migrationwatch today. The report concludes that the main motivation to cross the channel is not to seek asylum (France […]

Response To House Of Commons Library Blog On Our Paper On Economic Characteristics Of Migrants In The Uk

Steven Ayres, a researcher at the House of Commons has blogged on our report “Economic characteristics of migrants in the UK in 2014”. His blog starts by noting that its purpose is not to critique “the report itself, but rather to investigate whether the source of the data, the Labour Force Survey (LFS), is capable of […]

The Economic Characteristics Of Migrants In The Uk In 2014

Key labour market outcomes of migrants to the UK show wide variation, particularly in employment status, wages and benefit claims.  In these terms migrants from some regions have particularly strong economic characteristics compared to those born in the UK while others have much weaker economic characteristics. Assessments of the current and future impact of immigration […]

21st July 2015 (Economics)

Response To The Royal College Of Nursing’s Report ‘international Recruitment 2015 ‘

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN, the nursing union) yesterday published a report ‘International Recruitment 2015’. The report generated a number of provocative headlines such as ‘New immigration rules will cost the NHS millions’ (The Guardian) or ‘New Immigration Rules will cause NHS chaos’ (Sky News). These headlines are misleading for a number of reasons. […]

23rd June 2015 (Health, Migration Trends, Policy)

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