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May 2017 - April 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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Press release – New temporary visa for European workers to plug short-term skills gaps

Migration Watch UK have today issued a paper (EU Immigration, Post-Brexit – A Comprehensive Policy) on the…

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EU Immigration, Post-Brexit – A Comprehensive Policy

Summary 1. A major benefit of Brexit will be our ability to control migration from the EU, now running at ab…

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Migration Watch UK proposals for an immigration policy after Brexit – What we actually said

In a blog for UK in a Changing EU, Professor Jonathan Portes draws attention to  a new report from the Offi…

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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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March 2017 - December 2016

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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Daniel Hannan is wrong to focus on the benefits system – only visas for EU workers will control migration

Daniel Hannan, the Conservative MEP for South East England, writing in yesterday’s Sun has picked up on a …

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Migration Watch UK press comment – Businesses not facing an immigration ‘cliff edge’ post Brexit

A sharp drop after Brexit in the number of Eastern European workers who are already here is unlikely and doe…

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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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Immigration and UK membership of the European Single Market

Mass immigration for the foreseeable future will be inevitable if Britain remains a member of the Single Mar…

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Prospects for Scotland’s population not much affected by Brexit

Scottish Government admits that Scotland’s population would continue to grow even if EU migration were red…

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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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November 2016 - October 2016

Lord Green writes in Conservative Home: Brexit and Immigration – time for some clarity on aims

Lord Green is Chairman of MigrationWatch UK. November 30, 2016 It is now abundantly clear that some opponen…

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Brexit Negotiation: Publication of UK Objectives

Summary 1. There is a perfectly feasible way forward on immigration which meets the main concerns of all par…

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There are lessons to be learned from the UK’s unsuccessful ‘renegotiation’

Daniel Korski, the former Deputy Director of David Cameron’s Policy Unit in Number 10, has published a com…

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Brexit should be seen as a chance to improve productivity and raise wages for agricultural workers

That is the finding of a briefing paper (read the full paper here) being released today by Migration Watch U…

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