Welfare Benefits


April 2022 - August 2015

How uncontrolled immigration worsens the cost of living crisis

UK inflation hit a 30-year high of 6.2% in February, house prices are at an 18-year high and energy bil…

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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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In-work benefit restrictions and EU migrants to the UK

Most family units headed by recent EU migrants do not have any dependent children whether they are single or…

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Labour Leadership candidates on immigration

On July 25th the final hustings of the 2015 labour leadership election were held in Warrington. During the c…

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July 2015 - November 2013

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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Migration Watch UK Press Comment on ONS Net Migration Statistics

Responding to today’s net migration figures, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, sai…

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Immigrants have cost the tax payer over £140 billion since 1995

Recent immigrants from 2001 to 2011 might have cost over £25 bn. Migration Watch UK today issued a new asse…

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Briefing Note: Romania and Bulgaria – will the government’s proposed benefit changes be effective?

1. Although EU citizens are often described as having ‘free movement’ within the EU there are some restr…

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Response to CReAM Paper on Contribution of Migrants to Economy

Summary 1.  The press release, much publicised by the BBC, was heavily slanted to obscure the report…

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October 2013 - April 2013

Non-Active EU Migrants and Access to Welfare

Summary 1. Despite overall low rates of unemployment of EU citizens in the UK, the UK also contains the larg…

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EU Migrant Access to the British Welfare State

  1. The government should strongly resist efforts by the EU to further weaken British control over ac…

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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 sma…

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18 Bogus Arguments for Mass Immigration

11 April, 2013 Immigration Mythology Briefing Paper 12.4 has been updated. The updated paper outlines the ma…

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

A recent YouGov survey which received remarkably little media attention has shown striking public support fo…

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The contribution of A8 migrants to the UK public finances – some further comment

In an article for the Guardian Online on 6 March, Jonathan Portes made three claims which we believe are ope…

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March 2013

The Prime Minister’s Immigration Speech

Commenting on David Cameron's speech on immigration this afternoon, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of …

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