Impact of migration in the UK

The government’s official advisers on migration say there is a link between immigration from outside the European Union and job losses among UK workers.

The Migration Advisory Committee said there were 23 fewer UK jobs for every 100 migrants from outside the EU.

But a separate report from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) says immigration has had little impact.

The government has just re-iterated its standard line that “it was working to reduce net migration”.

The Migration Advisory Committee (Mac) estimates that 160,000 British born workers have been displaced following non-EU immigration between 1995 and 2010.

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