Immigration Policy - Main Points

  • Citizens of European Union countries currently enjoy ‘free movement’ rights within the EU giving them the right to live and work in the UK.
  • Free movement should come to an end when Britain leaves the EU and EU workers should be required to obtain work permits, as is currently required of non-EU migrants.
  • Non-EU citizens have to meet criteria set out by the UK government in order to enter, work, study or settle in the UK.
  • Net migration to the UK is currently just under 250,000, nearly half from the EU.
  • Most non-EU immigrants arrive for study, followed by work and family.

Other Relevant Immigration Policy Research

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Over the 20 years that Migration Watch UK has been working in this field we have produced many papers. View Immigration Policy Library

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