Migration Trends


Housing Asylum Claimants In Hotels Costs £70 Million Per Year (or More)

As of 28 February 2021, there were approximately 8,700 people accommodated in under 90 different hotels across the UK. This is to be found in correspondence from the Home Office to the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, dated February 2021. (The Home Office confirmed in September that the figure may have dropped slightly […]

How Many Taxpayer-funded Mobile Phones Have Been Given To Illegal Immigrants?

Tens of thousands of taxpayer-funded mobile phones are being handed to foreign criminals who are subject to deportation and the rocketing number of people who came here without permission, including those who claimed asylum after entering the UK by dinghy. 14,000 were given out just between January and September this year. However, the total number […]

Channel Crossings Are A Scandal But Illegal Entries Via All Routes Are Rising Fast

Illegal entries via different routes are information provided by the Home Office suggests there have been at least 76,000 people detected illegally entering the UK by different routes, including hiding in the back of vehicles, by small boat and via air arrivals without documentation. The 32,000 who have arrived by small boat since the start […]

Health Tourism – Key Points

Health tourism drains the NHS of at least £300-400 million each year because hospitals fail to identify overseas patients or never send them bills.  The government has estimated that £388 million is spent each year on EEA and non-EEA patients who should be paying for their care but are not identified or charged. This does […]

21st October 2021 (Health, Migration Trends, Policy, Population)

What Is The Evidence Of Asylum Fraud?

“There are many people abusing the system – I’m not ashamed of saying that., People are desperate for a better life and sometimes they will lie for it.” – Liverpool clergyman Mohammad Eghtedarian, 2016 (see media report). ‘Fraud’ means deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair […]

Britain Can’t Afford To Fly Blind On Immigration

In May this year, the Home Secretary gave a speech on immigration. As well as admonishing a journalist for using ‘language of old’ for asking whether the government would reduce or increase immigration, she made the following promise as part of her immigration plans: “We will be able to count in and count out who […]

Net Immigration In Year To June 2020 Estimated To Be 247,000 (says Office For National Statistics)

Experimental research by the Office for National Statistics said that net immigration to the UK in the year to June 2020 was 247,000. The ONS estimated that 622,000 people immigrated to the UK in the year to mid-2020, while 375,000 emigrated, while the overall population grew by 284,000 to 67.1 million (see ONS bulletin). The […]

24,000 People Illegally Crossed The Channel This Year But Just Five Have Been Returned

There have just five removals in 2021 of illegal cross-Channel migrants to safe European countries. The news was revealed by a government minister under questioning by a Parliamentary Committee in November 2021. In the Summer of 2019, the-then new Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned illegal Channel immigrants not to come otherwise ‘we will send you […]

What Do The Public Think About Illegal Channel Crossings?

55% of the public, including 77% of voters who backed the Tories at the last election, believe the Government’s approach to managing Channel crossings is “too soft”, according to a Redfield and Wilton Strategies poll published in late November 2021 (see report here). Migration was also the performance area in which Mr Johnson received the […]

Home Secretary Dodges Question Of Whether Immigration Will Go Up Or Down

In November 2019 (before the most recent General Election), the Home Secretary pledged that immigration would come down as a result of planned reforms to the immigration system. See Times article – ‘Election 2019: We will reduce migration, pledges Patel‘, November 2019. Immigration by non-UK citizens has run at about 560,000 per year (2015-20), with […]

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