Net migration to the UK is currently 246,000. If this continues, we will add half a million to the population every year. Over the long term, 75% of this growth will be due to immigration. This places huge pressure on public services. Read more here.
A ‘Soft Brexit’ entails the UK remaining in the Single Market after Brexit and continued free movement. What level of migration from the EU can we therefore expect?
The UK population is projected to increase by around 500,000 annually - equivalent to a new city the size of Liverpool every year. This amounts to 8 million in the next 15 years, 75% of which is due to future migration. You can find out more here.
If you are interested in finding out more about net migration to the UK, see our statistics page here.
The UK government has set out its position on the rights of EU nationals currently living in the UK. Read a summary of the proposal here.
Work permits for the highly skilled, a temporary skills shortage visa, and an expanded Youth Mobility scheme would meet the needs of business while reducing migration from the EU by around 100,000 a year in the medium term. Read our proposal here.
At current levels of immigration to England, a new home will be needed every five minutes over the next 25 years. To find out more about the impact of immigration on housing you can read our overview here.
Brexit speech by @theresa_may to be 'open and generous offer' to EU https://t.co/xCnRiMljmS 4 hours ago - Retweet
Migrant workers go on picking UK's berries.Back home, they earn £200-300 per month; here they earn £300-400 per week https://t.co/58F1YayWZ0 4 hours ago - Retweet
EU demands for future rights of their citizens would create a huge potential loophole in our immigration controls https://t.co/TxHNDnHiPV 1 day ago - Retweet
Please see our new briefing paper on the rights of EU nationals to bring other people to the UK in the future https://t.co/S5ddc8fjVF 1 day ago - Retweet
New @IpsosMORI poll: 58% of UK respondents agreed that immigration has placed too much pressure on public services https://t.co/OFpSjDUkDW 3 days ago - Retweet
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Migration Watch UK4 hours ago
'Despite Brexit' looming, migrant workers go on picking the UK's berries. After all, back home they earned £200-£300 per month; here they earn £300-£400 per week https://www.ft.com/content/ba55944…
Migration Watch UK1 day ago
Have a read of our new briefing paper on the rights of EU nationals to bring other people to the UK in the future https://www.migrationwatchuk.org/briefing-paper/419…
EU demands for “super rights” for their citizens after Brexit would drive a coach and horses through UK immigration control https://www.migrationwatchuk.org/press-release/507…