Costs and benefits

Fact checks about the economic impact on wages, house prices and health care created by immigration to the UK

10 June 2016

Do we need a new house every four minutes because of immigration?

This is plausible, although we can’t be certain about immigrants’ housing needs and there’s not enough clear research that would give us better figures.

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Do we need a new house every four minutes because of immigration?
24 February 2016

Do EU immigrants contribute £1.34 for every £1 received from the UK?

Research has previously found this for recently-arrived immigrants from the rest of the EU.

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Do EU immigrants contribute £1.34 for every £1 received from the UK?
6 May 2015

Impacts of migration on local public services

It isn't possible to say with certainty what the implications of migration are for the cost, availability and quality of public services. They're likely to vary by area and service.

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Impacts of migration on local public services

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