EU immigration

fact checks including immigration and migration to and from the EU and the potential impact Brexit may have had on this.

10 November 2015

Population, immigration, and EU renegotiation

David Cameron's speech at Chatham House contained a number of claims on population growth and immigration. We've checked them here.

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Population, immigration, and EU renegotiation
9 October 2015

Can working immigrants claim over £10,000 in benefits?

At the moment it's possible for some types of working households to get over £10,000 in in-work benefits, including people from the European Economic Area.

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Can working immigrants claim over £10,000 in benefits?
24 September 2015

Partner visas and the EU

Difficulties getting a visa for a spouse aren't directly caused by the EU; they reflect government policy on immigration, which EU migration affects.

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Partner visas and the EU
23 September 2015

How many migrants are coming to Europe and the UK?

How many migrants have arrived in Europe in 2015? How many are expected to come? How many people arrived in the UK in 2014? We look at the facts.

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How many migrants are coming to Europe and the UK?
28 November 2014

7 factchecks from the PM's immigration speech

Full Fact appeared on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show today to talk about the numbers behind David Cameron's immigration speech. The Prime Minister wants EU migrants to wait four …

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7 factchecks from the PM's immigration speech
28 May 2014

Is Britain sending £30m in child benefit to EU families?

"BRITISH taxpayers are giving more than £30million a year in Child Benefit to families in other EU countries." Daily Express, 28 May 2014 "Child benefit worth £30million paid by Britain …

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22 May 2014

We still need to be cautious about Romanian and Bulgarian immigration estimates

Two sets of figures released today have reignited the debate about European immigration. But neither necessarily tells us much about the impact that lifting transitional controls on Romanian and Bulgarian …

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22 April 2014

Jobs, laws and 'Eurocrats': UKIP's European election posters

UKIP's 2014 European elections posters were described by some as "inaccurate". So do the claims made by the party add up?

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Jobs, laws and 'Eurocrats': UKIP's European election posters
16 January 2014

Does Europe account for half of the world's welfare spending?

With Europe and welfare reform both topics at the top of the political agenda at the moment, Chancellor George Osborne used his speech to Open Europe this week to claim …

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25 November 2013

Bulgarian immigration: has the Home Office failed to reject a single work permit request?

The Bulgarian ambassador was quoted today as claiming that the wave of migrants that some expect to come from his country to the UK after restrictions on working rights are …

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