Immigration and public services

Fact checks including the impact of immigration on health, legal and prison services in the UK

4 February 2019

How many migrants have registered with GPs in the last decade?

6.5 million migrants have joined GP surgeries in the decade from 2007, but not all of them are here long-term and some were double counted.

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How many migrants have registered with GPs in the last decade?
31 January 2019

This image on benefits for pensioners and refugees is not correct

This viral image claims that pensioners can collect just a fifth of the benefits ‘illegal immigrants’ and refugees can. But how much can each group really get?

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This image on benefits for pensioners and refugees is not correct
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, and recommendations for how immigration policy should change.

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EU immigrant workers in the UK: five things we learned
9 May 2018

Are there 100,000 vacancies in the NHS?

There were reportedly 100,000 vacancies in NHS trusts in England between October-December 2017. Home Office caps on visa numbers mean some international doctors cannot enter the UK to work.

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Are there 100,000 vacancies in the NHS?
19 April 2018

4,000 EU prisoners in England and Wales

There were 4,000 EU nationals in prison in England and Wales at the end of 2017, and over 9,000 foreign prisoners overall. It’s not easy to determine the cost of …

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4,000 EU prisoners in England and Wales
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?
18 May 2017

Conservative Manifesto: Immigration and public services

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

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Conservative Manifesto: Immigration and public services
11 July 2016

EU immigration and pressure on the NHS

EU immigration contributes to financial pressure on the NHS, but its annual impact is small compared to other factors.

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EU immigration and pressure on the NHS
11 July 2016

EU immigration and NHS staff

What proportion of NHS staff come from the EU, and what could leaving the EU mean for the future workforce?

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EU immigration and NHS staff
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?

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