Economics


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October 2015 - February 2015

The impact of immigration on UK wage levels

Summary 1. Immigration may well have some effect in reducing wages and may also hold them back from rising. …

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Response to House of Commons Library blog on our paper on Economic Characteristics of Migrants in the UK

Steven Ayres, a researcher at the House of Commons has blogged on our report “Economic characteristics…

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The Economic Characteristics of Migrants in the UK in 2014

Key labour market outcomes of migrants to the UK show wide variation, particularly in employment status, wag…

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Guardian article fails to live up to its own calls for honesty in the immigration debate

Perhaps surprisingly, under their ‘sustainable business’ section, the Guardian have an article by an ‘…

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November 2014 - August 2014

Comment on CReAM’s revised report ‘The Fiscal Effects of Immigration to the UK’

1. CReAM have now published a revised version of their paper first put out in November 2013 on the fiscal ef…

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Why the UK is wide open to international talent.

Two news stories in particular have caught our eye this week. Here are a few concrete truths in response to …

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Britain is Open for Business

1. Despite the government’s substantial range of measures to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands…

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What can be done about high levels of immigration from the EU?

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that over the year to June 2014 the annual in…

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The NIESR on Immigration– maximising our population for minimum gain?

1. This quarter’s National Institute Economic Review is a special immigration edition. The key paper essen…

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July 2014 - May 2014

The impact of immigration controls on skilled migrants

There is no evidence of a negative impact of immigration controls on the availability of skilled migrants.&#…

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The OBR Report on Fiscal Sustainability

The OBR have now released their annual Fiscal Sustainability Report for 2014. Public Sector Net Debt (PSND) …

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The MAC on the OBR and Public Debt

On Thursday the Office of Budget Responsibility will release their latest Fiscal Sustainability report.…

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The Guardian and data ‘facts’

The Guardian recently posted an article in their ‘DataBlog’ section which claimed to examine the facts b…

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Tax contribution of East European migrants

In a Today Programme interview on 30 April about our paper published that day (see Briefing Paper 1.38), Mr …

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April 2014

Many East Europeans work hard but how many pay tax?

About 150,000 pay only £1 a week net tax A new study out today reveals some of the ‘hidden’ costs to th…

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MRS ROCHE ON THE “BENEFITS” OF IMMIGRATION

In her article for The Independent on Sunday on 20 April, Barbara Roche criticised Yvette Cooper for failing…

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