Media Reports Archive : April 2017


Britain’s net migration figure is surprisingly dodgy

One of the hottest numbers in British politics is based on a tourism survey that began in the 1960s.

Economist - 28 Apr 2017

Scottish population rises to new record

Scotland's population continued to increase last year, rising to a record 5,404,700.

BBC News - 27 Apr 2017

Theresa May to drop pledge to pull out of European convention

Theresa May is to drop a pledge to pull the UK out of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Daily Mail - 27 Apr 2017

International students – shifting sands?

There is no dispute about the value that international students bring to the economy.

Conservative Home - 26 Apr 2017

Britons oppose a unilateral guarantee for EU citizens living in the UK

It comes as Labour said they would give such a guarantee on their first day in office were they win to the General Election on 8 June.

Sky News - 26 Apr 2017

May rebuffs pressure to exclude students from migration target

Prime minister keen to ensure universities take only ‘brightest and best’.

Financial Times - 25 Apr 2017

Time to take control of illegal immigration

Our borders and laws are failing the public so May must be bold if she wants to win back trust.

The Times - 25 Apr 2017

UK employers will take on immigration enforcement, say experts

Employers in Britain will have to take more responsibility for enforcing immigration rules after Brexit, experts warn.

Financial Times - 19 Apr 2017

Home Secretary Amber Rudd is looking at introducing new ‘barista visas’ to ensure coffee shops and bars keep EU staff after Brexit

The proposal has been suggested by Migration Watch UK chairman Lord Green and was dubbed “a good idea” by a senior Home Office source.

The Sun - 18 Apr 2017

EU migrants make up 11% of manufacturing workforce - ONS

Alp Mehmet said:'Business must now focus on recruiting and training from the domestic workforce and wean itself off the cheaper East European option.'

BBC News - 13 Apr 2017

'Big business hooked on using cheap foreign workers after figures reveal huge numbers in blue collar jobs

Big business was last night urged to wean itself off cheap foreign labour as figures revealed huge numbers of migrants in blue-collar jobs.

The Sun - 13 Apr 2017

'It's a shambles': data shows most asylum seekers put in poorest parts of Britain

Analysis shows five times as many live in poorest third of country as in richest third, sparking calls for overhaul of system.

The Guardian - 10 Apr 2017

How Britain can take back control of immigration

Brexit must mean taking back control of Britain’s borders — and here is how, writes former Environment Secretary Owen Patterson.

The Times - 10 Apr 2017

Takeaways and bars face immigration checks to tackle illegal working

Thousands of bars, nightclubs, off-licences and takeaways will face immigration checks under new powers to tackle illegal working.

Sheffield Star - 6 Apr 2017

Brexit ‘won’t end migration from EU’

EU citizens could continue to move freely to Britain for years after Brexit, the prime minister indicated yesterday.

The Times - 6 Apr 2017

Theresa May’s target of cutting net migration to the tens of thousands is all but dead and buried, claim senior Tories

Sources told the Sun that post-Brexit the Government believed voters are now content with idea Britain is going to be in “control” of its borders.

The Sun - 3 Apr 2017

Reflections on the Coming Brexit Labour Market Disaster (Or Not)

'I want to reflect on how the business pages have covered the labour market consequences of Brexit over recent weeks', writes David Goodhart.

Policy Exchange - 3 Apr 2017

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