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General election 2017: Brexit dominated voters' thoughts - BBC News

General election 2017: Brexit dominated voters' thoughts - BBC News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The issues that dominated the general election are revealed in the biggest survey of voters.
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The British election study is funded by ESRC.

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UK Data Service's curator insight, August 2, 4:44 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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UK voters want single market access and immigration controls, poll finds

UK voters want single market access and immigration controls, poll finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

NatCen study finds 90% favour staying in single market and 70% want limits on EU immigration, posing headache for government

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Article cites ESRC Senior Fellow, Professor John Curtice.

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EU leaders seek to share responsibility for migration in Malta

EU leaders seek to share responsibility for migration in Malta | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A €1.8bn trust fund is on offer if only African countries will take the problem away.

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Article by Dr Vicki Squire who receives funding from the ESRC at the University of Warwick

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Immigrants 'Help NHS Waiting Times Go Down' Report Shows

Immigrants 'Help NHS Waiting Times Go Down' Report Shows | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Theresa May has said high immigration overwhelms public services, but evidence shows immigrants can actually help the NHS.

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Article cites The Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford which is part-funded by the ESRC.

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Wiltshire gears up to welcome more refugees

Wiltshire gears up to welcome more refugees | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Wiltshire Council has joined with other public sector partners in preparation for welcoming more refugees.

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Which countries are in the best position to take migrants?

Which countries are in the best position to take migrants? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

EU countries are promising to take more asylum seekers, but which are best placed to do so?

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory based at the University of Oxford

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Thousands of Polish workers to take part in the first ever migrant workers strike in Britain

Thousands of Polish workers to take part in the first ever migrant workers strike in Britain | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Thousands of Polish people working in Britain are expected to take part in the first ever migrant workers strike in this country later this month. The protest, planned for Thursday 20th August, is the result of discussions on Polish internet forums by people angry at immigrants being blamed for Britain's economic problems.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory based at the University of Oxford

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In UK, heated debate as migrants' numbers grow across the Channel

In UK, heated debate as migrants' numbers grow across the Channel | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Public support for allowing migrants from Calais to enter is very low.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory based at the University of Oxford

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New immigration figures prompt 'back door to Britain' fears

New immigration figures prompt 'back door to Britain' fears | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Figures show a sharp rise in immigrants who leap-frogged to Britain from their home outside the European Union via another EU state

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory based at the University of Oxford

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World population day 2015: Britain's population fastest-growing in the EU

World population day 2015: Britain's population fastest-growing in the EU | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

UK population has grown the fastest in the EU with a total of 64.8 million people due to net migration.

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Article cites findings from The Migration Observatory based at the University of Oxford

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The UK tumbles out of top ten in key immigration ranking

The UK tumbles out of top ten in key immigration ranking | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The coalition prioritised cutting migrant numbers but has also made life more difficult for those still coming in.
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Author of this article, Ben Gidley, is a senior researcher at the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). He has also received ESRC funding for his research.

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Humza Yousaf: I’ve faced racism and Islamophobia – but good is drowning out the bad

Humza Yousaf: I’ve faced racism and Islamophobia – but good is drowning out the bad | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Immigration needs to work for Britain to work, says Scottish Government minister Humza Yousaf

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Article cites the ESRC funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford

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Children trapped in poverty as a result of rapid changes to government policies

Children trapped in poverty as a result of rapid changes to government policies | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Immigration and benefits policy changes mean local authorities are struggling to cope with duties of care to thousands of children, a new report says

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) based at the University of Oxford

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People who oppose immigration to Britain are less happy than those who welcome it, research shows

People who oppose immigration to Britain are less happy than those who welcome it, research shows | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British people who oppose further immigration to the UK are less happy than those who welcome it, and politicians are part of the reason for this, research shows.

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The research draws on data from the European Social Survey, which receives funding from ESRC

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Boost for Brexit campaigners as figures show record 2.1m EU nationals working in UK

The number of EU nationals working in Britain now stands at a record 2.1 million, according to statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released on 9 May.

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Professor John van Reenen, director of the ESSRC funded Centre for Economic Performance

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69,000 more East Europeans working in the UK than in 2014

69,000 more East Europeans working in the UK than in 2014 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

That rise of 30,000 since September 2014 – an increase of 16 per cent in a year – amounts to a devastating blow to the Government as it struggles to cut net migration to less than 100,000 a year

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Artilce cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory based at The University of Oxford

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'We want to be part of the solution': universities reach out to refugees

'We want to be part of the solution': universities reach out to refugees | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Several UK universities have announced scholarships, jobs and the hope of a new life for those affected by the migrant crisis

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Urgency grant into the migrant crisis

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Researchers study refugee and migrant experiences of crossing the Mediterranean

Researchers study refugee and migrant experiences of crossing the Mediterranean | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Social scientists from the University of Warwick are carrying out an urgent research project on the current migratory situation in Europe, using emergency funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Article regarding the ESRC migration Urgency Grant at the University of Warwick

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Pakistanis among top asylum-seekers to Britain in 2014

Pakistanis among top asylum-seekers to Britain in 2014 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Four of India’s immediate neighbours—Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka—have emerged as the top applicants for asylum to UK in 2014.

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The Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford is part-funded by ESRC.

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In UK, heated debate as migrants' numbers grow across the Channel

In UK, heated debate as migrants' numbers grow across the Channel | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Thousands of desperate migrants, many refugees from the conflict in Syria as well as sub-Saharan Africa, have gathered in makeshift camps, attempting to board trucks and trains in the hope of forging a better life. 

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory based at the University of Oxford

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Goans driving Portuguese migration to UK

Goans driving Portuguese migration to UK | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Thousands of people have opted for Portuguese passports in recent years, using a provision in Portuguese nationality law that confers citizenship to those born in Goa, Daman and Diu before its liberation by India on December 19, 1961.

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Foreign nationals from outside Europe are getting citizenship elsewhere before using laws to travel to the UK

Foreign nationals from outside Europe are getting citizenship elsewhere before using laws to travel to the UK | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A report has found that the number of EU passport-holders born elsewhere in the world - including Africa, Asia and South America - but now working in the UK had tripled in just a decade.

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Article cites the Migration Observatory, based at the ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford.

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Indians have now become UK’s biggest overseas born population

Indians have now become UK’s biggest overseas born population | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Data released by Office of National Statistics on Friday shows that the number of Indians living in UK is four times more than the Chinese and Americans, over three times more than those of Bangladeshi and German origin and two times more than those from Ireland.

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Article cites Professor David Coleman from The Migration Observatory which receives funding from the ESRC

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UK population at record high, with net migration the biggest driver

UK population at record high, with net migration the biggest driver | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain’s population grew by 491,000 in the year to mid-2014 to nearly 64.6 million, with net migration accounting for 53 per cent of the rise and births 46 per cent

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The article cites Carlos Vargas-Silva, a senior researcher at the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory.

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Britain reaches its limit on skilled migrant workers

Britain reaches its limit on skilled migrant workers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Government faces criticism that UK is now closed to ‘brightest and best’ after cap on workers from outside EU leads to visa rejections for first time
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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