Economics


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May 2017 - January 2017

Would government policy to reduce net migration cost the taxpayer £6bn a year?

Claims that reaching the immigration target will bring a heavy cost to the Exchequer are simply wrong. They …

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There are no excuses now for a failure to reduce migration

The triggering of Article 50 last week was a major step towards honouring the referendum result. It will und…

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Claim that reducing low-skilled migration would harm economy not backed up by the facts

A recent Economist article (‘Keep Out: Lower immigration could be the biggest economic cost of Brexit’, …

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Migration Watch UK Response to TUC Touchstone Blog

Following the publication of a Migration Watch UK paper detailing the implications of Single Market membersh…

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December 2016 - June 2016

National Institute for Economic and Social Research fails to convince with assertion that reducing migration…

A new paper published by the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) claims that reducin…

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Sensible controls on EU free movement could well be a fiscal benefit for the UK

Migration Watch UK response to Treasury Select Committee Chairman Rt. Hon. Andrew Tyrie MP writing for Open…

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Update on the Fiscal Impact of Immigration

1. Professors Dustmann and Frattini from the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration at University Col…

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Social Market Foundation report based on highly questionable assumptions

A new report from the Social Market Foundation suggests that an economic slowdown following the UK’s d…

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Are Migrants an Economic Benefit to the UK?

1. Overall, migrants in the UK have been, and continue to be, a net fiscal cost to the UK Exchequer. Only re…

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May 2016 - December 2015

Response to comments on our report on the fiscal impact of immigration

Has Migration Watch UK “distorted UCL research”? Not at all.  This can only be based on a misun…

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The Prospects for EU Enlargement

Summary 1. The European Union (EU) has grown from six original member states to its current size of 28. The …

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Productivity and migration – a brief overview

There is no doubt that productivity growth – by all conventional measures – took a considerable …

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The Immigration aspects of the EU-Canada Economic and Trade Agreement

Summary 1. An agreement with the EU on the lines of the EU Canada Treaty would not increase permanent immigr…

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Bank of England report finds migration negatively impacts the wages of lowest-paid workers in Britain

A recent study by the Bank of England has found that increasing migration has driven down wages especially i…

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The wages of millions of British workers affected by immigration

Commenting on the latest Bank of England research on the impact of immigration on wages, Lord Green of Deddi…

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Migration Watch Comment on Civitas Pamphlet on Immigration

This authoritative report from Professor Rowthorn, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Camb…

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