Latest immigration fact checks
Post exaggerates benefits available to asylum seekers
The Home Office does not generally provide mobile phones. While some hotels housing asylum seekers have been four-star, many are not and many asylum seekers aren’t housed in hotels at …
Welfare payments to immigrants don’t cost £500 billion a year
A viral post about the number of immigrants ‘dependent’ on the welfare system seems to vastly exaggerate the cost.
The UK’s population is projected to reach 73.7 million by 2036, not 2026
An article in the Daily Telegraph mistakenly claims that new projections estimate the UK’s population will increase by nearly 10% by mid-2026.