Immigration and jobs

Fact checks including the impact of immigration on the UK labour market, skills gaps and wages

18 September 2018

EU immigrant workers in the UK: five things we learned

The independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) today released a report about the impacts of EU immigrant workers on the UK economy.

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EU immigrant workers in the UK: five things we learned
5 February 2018

Are junior doctors paid enough to get a UK visa?

In December 2017, a non-EEA junior doctor needed to be earning £55,000 in order to get a visa for the UK.

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Are junior doctors paid enough to get a UK visa?
1 December 2017

What skills are we short of in the UK?

There’s no simple definition for a shortage profession, but nurses and chefs are currently listed by experts as needing workers from overseas.

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What skills are we short of in the UK?
7 June 2017

Why do immigrants come to the UK?

This briefing looks at levels of migration to the UK, how the UK compares to other EU countries, and evidence on what factors drive immigration to the UK.

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Why do immigrants come to the UK?
18 May 2017

Conservative Manifesto: Immigration and work

We've factchecked claims from Theresa May's speech at the Conservative party manifesto launch.

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Conservative Manifesto: Immigration and work
15 May 2017

How immigrants affect jobs and wages

Immigration has a small impact on average wages of existing workers but more significant effects for certain groups.

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How immigrants affect jobs and wages
13 April 2017

Are one in nine UK workers migrants?

About one in nine were foreign nationals in 2016. About one in six were born outside the UK.

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Are one in nine UK workers migrants?
17 November 2016

Foreigners working in the UK

We don’t know how many have been hired, fired or quit—however you define a “foreigner”.

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Foreigners working in the UK
21 June 2016

Does a 10% rise in immigration lead to a 2% reduction in wages?

Conclusions from a Bank of England report have been repeatedly misquoted.

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Does a 10% rise in immigration lead to a 2% reduction in wages?
31 May 2016

New jobs for foreign workers

We don't know how many new jobs go to British or foreign workers, but we've looked at figures for the change in employment and the nationalities and country of birth …

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New jobs for foreign workers

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