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UK immigration: what if it stopped tomorrow?

UK immigration: what if it stopped tomorrow? | Macroeconomics | Scoop.it

Yet another survey has revealed that the UK public is sceptical, at best, about immigration benefits. But what about the costs of halting it? We take a look at the data

In a poll of more than 20,000 Britons, 77% thought it would help the economy "if the government were to clamp down on immigration and dramatically reduce the numbers entering Britain". We find out if they're right by taking a look at what might happen if immigration were to stop altogether...


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Henrietta Currie's curator insight, September 8, 2013 1:28 PM

Depending on the circumstances and the type of person immigrating, it can have a positive or negative affect on employment and wages in the UK.

Neil Codd's comment, September 24, 2013 3:34 PM
Great find Henrietta - thanks. So wages are higher for most except the bottom wage earners because of immigration and the fiscal position is unclear - depends who you ask. Great stats
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Economy: UK Jobless Rate Falls To 7.7%

Economy: UK Jobless Rate Falls To 7.7% | Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The drop moves the country closer to the prospect of a rise in the base rate of interest based on the Bank of England's guidance.

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UK economy turning corner - Osborne

UK economy turning corner - Osborne | Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The UK economy is showing "tentative" signs of recovery, Chancellor George Osborne says during a speech in London.
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