Social Housing In London: What Is The True Story?

There have long been suspicions that the public have not been told the full story about the impact of immigration on the queues for social housing.  Research by Migrationwatch into the situation in London, published today, confirms that there are important questions to be answered.  It finds that less than half the new lets by […]

3rd January 2013 (Housing, Population)

Amnesty For London’s 500,000+ Illegal Immigrants – ‘an Appallingly Bad Idea’

The Mayor of London’s remarks in India about an amnesty for illegal immigrants in the capital would be a ‘kick in the teeth’ for the many thousands of young people struggling to find a job because of the unfair competition they face, says a think tank who have today issued a report on the situation […]

Ten Migration Watch Achievements

Migration Watch has produced a list of ten key points which it has contributed to the debate on immigration. Many were initially denied but have subsequently been proved correct. The first point is: 1   The scale of immigration Migration Watch has been consistently right in pointing to the likely future scale of immigration. In 2002 […]

60,000 Bogus Students Could Have Entered The Uk Last Year – Government “have Bottled Out On Bogus Students”

As many as 60,000 bogus students could have entered the UK in 2011 alone. This is the conclusion of a study by Migration Watch, based on the findings of a Home Office pilot scheme which were published last week.  Under the pilot scheme applicants for student visas were interviewed to determine whether they were genuine. […]

Immigration Mythology

1     Introduction This paper outlines the many myths that are put forward by the mass immigration lobby in support of the current levels of immigration and dispels each myth in turn. 2    ‘Immigration provides great economic benefit’ For many years the government claimed that immigration added £6 billion a year to GDP. […]

Immigration – How To Achieve The Government’s Target

28 May, 2012 The real problem with immigration is that non-EU migrants are failing to return home. That is the conclusion of a study published today by Migration Watch UK. Over the past ten years non-EU migrants have been arriving at the rate of about 300,000 a year but have only been leaving at about 100,00 a […]

Frank Field Challenges Minister On Social Housing Allocation

Frank Field MP has challenged the Housing Minister, Grant Shapps MP, on new figures showing that 20 per cent of social housing in London has been allocated to non-British nationals. Frank Field has written to Mr Shapps following a meeting in the House of Commons to discuss access rights to social housing in England. Mr […]

2nd May 2012 (Housing)

Foreign Nationals Occupy 1 In 5 Of London’s Social Housing

Figures just obtained from the Office of National Statistics show that foreign national families live in over 350,000 council and housing association properties in the capital while British nationals occupy 1.5 million. That is just under 20% of the entire stock of social homes which are occupied by those who have not been here long […]

The Allocation Of Social Housing To Foreign Nationals In London

The proportion of social housing in London being allocated to foreign nationals may well be much higher than the public has been led to believe. That is the conclusion of a paper issued today by think-tank Migrationwatch. When this issue last received public attention in 2009, the IPPR produced a report for the Equality and […]

15th April 2012 (European Union, Housing)

Benefits Regime Makes Uk Attractive Destination For East European Migrants

The British benefits system makes the UK an extremely attractive destination to East Europeans. That is the conclusion of a research paper out today. The paper, ‘Incentives for Polish migration’ from think tank Migration Watch UK, focuses on Poles who are the largest component of migration from the East European countries that joined the EU […]

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