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September 2016 - June 2016

Impact on Scotland’s economy of reducing migration into lower-skilled work

The Scottish Government’s recent paper(read here) on the implications of Brexit for Scotland’s economi…

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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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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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ECJ ruling on payment of child benefits to EU citizens with no right to reside in the UK

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) today (see June 14th 2016 BBC News article here) confirmed that the UK d…

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To cope with current levels of immigration, the UK will need to build new home every four minutes

During last night’s ITV debate Nigel Farage claimed that we would have to build a home every four minutes,…

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May 2016 - April 2016

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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The EU Turkey Deal – Could a similar deal be struck with North African Countries?

The EU Turkey Agreement In November 2015 the EU and Turkey held a bilateral summit to discuss the migrant cr…

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Visa free access to the EU for Turkish citizens

Summary 1. The requirements for ending the need for a visa to enter the borderless Schengen zone are both co…

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Labour and Conservative-led government support for Turkey’s application to join the European Union

Will Straw from the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign told the BBC Today Programme on 13th April that the …

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March 2016

Dispelling misperceptions about our proposal for a possible post-exit immigration policy

Jeremy Warner is right to suggest that current record levels of net migration are a crucial part of the nati…

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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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EU-Turkey Agreement

The EU and Turkey have agreed a deal with the primary goal of ending irregular migration between Turkey and …

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Legal aspects of the Proposed EU-Turkey Deal

Tomorrow, European leaders will meet at an EU Summit where many hope to agree a deal with the Turkish govern…

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The Implications of ‘Brexit’ for Border Controls in Calais

The French government have an option to withdraw from the Treaty at two years notice and might do so under p…

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Migration Watch UK Comment on the government paper ‘The Process for Withdrawing from the European Unio…

British citizens in the EU The government paper ‘The Process for Withdrawing from the European Union&#…

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