2015


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)

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On Ons Net Migration Statistics

Responding to today’s net migration figures, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: The latest figures are appalling. We need to stop and think where this mass immigration is leading. It points to a probable increase of three million in the UK population over the next five years in the face of […]

Immigration And The Demand For Housing

Huge impact of immigration on the demand for housing Nearly two thirds of additional households since 1997 headed by an immigrant The impact of immigration on the demand for housing in the UK is much greater than the public realise. That is the thrust of a paper issued by Migration Watch today. Nearly two thirds […]

29th April 2015 (Housing)

Full Fact On East European Migration Falls Well Short Of The Mark

This week Full Fact – a fact-checking organisation now regularly heard on the BBC – attempted to check the following claim put to Ed Miliband by Jeremy Paxman during the leaders’ interviews of 26th March 2015: “You were predicting figures of between 5,000 and 13,000 immigrants a year from the expansion of the EU in […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On Conservative Manifesto Launch

Commenting, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: ‘It is important that the Conservatives have retained their intention to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands and set out some clear policies to help achieve that.  This is welcome news.'   

14th April 2015 (Current Affairs, Policy)

Labour’s 2015 Election Manifesto

Labour have today released their  manifesto for the 2015 general election. It contains a number of commitments on immigration; twelve in all. Indeed, all of what they have said is to be welcomed; particularly the commitment to increase the number of border guards by a thousand, the pledge to stop companies hiring only from abroad and the […]

13th April 2015 (Policy)

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