Economics


New Tax On Migrants A “drop In The Ocean” Compared With Cost Of Migration Initiatives. For Every £1 Of Government Spending On Schemes To Help Migrants, New Tax Will Raise About 7p.

Research conducted by think-tank Migrationwatch shows that the amounts raised by the “migrant tax” are paltry compared with the significant amounts spent on government programmes specifically to help migrants. Under the Government’s new scheme, to be announced formally on 19 March, anyone from outside the EU applying for student or work visa will be required […]

Migrant Stock Has Doubled Since 1991 Immigration Problem ‘home Grown’ – Not A Result Of Globalisation

The cause of the highest levels of immigration the UK has ever seen is not, as the government claims, global population movement but rather a series of failures of Government policies, says a new report out today from think tank Migrationwatch – “How did immigration get out of control?” Now that immigration regularly features high […]

Asylum Seekers – A Serious Case Of Misunderstanting

Summary Confusion continues to reign over the distinction between an asylum seeker and a refugee. In the period 1997 – 2007 three quarters of asylum applications were refused after a process with a reduced burden of proof and opportunities to appeal. Asylum seekers should not be confused with genuine applicants who are, rightly, granted refugee […]

21st January 2009 (Asylum, Economics, Refugees, Religion)

Public Gives Thumbs Down To Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants. New Study Shows Amnesty Would Cost Up To £4 Billion A Year.

Seven out of ten adults disagree that there should be an amnesty for illegal immigrants, a new YouGov poll has found. The research, commissioned by Migrationwatch UK,found that only one in ten people agree with the idea. In London, the poll found that 64 per cent opposed an amnesty.Just one in six Londoners supported the […]

The Business Visitor Scheme Under The Points Based System

Migrationwatch called yesterday for much tougher rules on business visitors. The new rules are far too lax and, in particular, permit unlimited secondment of foreign employees to Britain Commenting, the Chairman, Sir Andrew Green, said “The Government scrabbled to produce these rules only days before the system goes live. Far from being “tough” the rules […]

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 […]

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 […]

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)

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 […]

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