Housing


Migration Watch Comment On Civitas Pamphlet On Immigration

This authoritative report from Professor Rowthorn, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge, concludes that there is no economic argument, or indeed any other argument for mass immigration on the present scale, currently a third of a million per year. Commenting, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said:  “This landmark […]

Immigration And The Demand For Housing

Huge impact of immigration on the demand for housing Nearly two thirds of additional households since 1997 headed by an immigrant The impact of immigration on the demand for housing in the UK is much greater than the public realise. That is the thrust of a paper issued by Migration Watch today. Nearly two thirds […]

29th April 2015 (Housing)

Household Projections For England Ignore The Impact Of Immigration​

Statement from Migration Watch Vice Chairman, Alp Mehmet   "The Department of Communities and Local Government has today published its household projections for England out to 2037 in which they state that future increases in households will come overwhelmingly from population growth, with an extra 5.2 million households by 2037; an increase of 4,000 households per week. About 85% of population growth […]

27th February 2015 (Housing)

Comment On The Office For Budgetary Responsibility Report

Commenting on the report released by the Office for Budgetary Responsibility, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “Once again the OBR has given only part of the story. It is true that, in the medium term, migration provides a larger pool of working age people which increases tax revenues. But, of course, […]

London’s ‘demographic Explosion’

Today, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson made a speech about investment in the future of London. He pointed to the ‘demographic explosion’ now occurring and the resulting huge shortage of both homes and school places but he made no reference to the impact of immigration. He seemed to regard the population increase as entirely […]

Bbc Newsnight Poll – Romanian And Bulgarian Migration

This is a stunning survey, which the BBC has rather desperately tried to play down. The percentages look small but when multiplied by the size of the work force they produce large numbers. One percent of Romanians of working age (total 15.4 million) actively considering work in the UK amounts to 150,000 and four percent […]

18 Bogus Arguments For Mass Immigration

11 April, 2013 Immigration Mythology Briefing Paper 12.4 has been updated. The updated paper outlines the many myths that are put forward by the mass immigration lobby in support of the current levels of immigration and dispels each myth in turn.

The Prime Minister’s Speech – The Public’s View

A recent YouGov survey which received remarkably little media attention has shown striking public support for the Prime Minister's proposals outlined in his speech last week. (See here for the PM's speech) The key findings in a survey conducted on 25-26 March 2013 were: 70% of respondents supported the policy of only allowing European migrants to claim jobseekers […]

The Prime Minister’s Immigration Speech

Commenting on David Cameron's speech on immigration this afternoon, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:  "It is surely only fair that everybody should contribute to the welfare system before they can draw benefits. The devil is often in the detail but this speech sets out a broad  agenda for tightening access to the […]

Briefing Note On Social Housing And Immigration

Demand exceeds supply 1  The Prime Minister’s speech proposed that immigrants should wait 2-5 years before joining the waiting list which, in England, has grown dramatically in recent years from around a million in 2001 to two million today[1].   Immigration Status and Eligibility 2  Currently EEA nationals who are habitually resident in the UK […]

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