November 5, 2014
Today’s UCL report on the fiscal impact of migration to the UK has understandably provoked a lot of interest.
The top line findings are that:
Between 1995 and 2011, migrants from EEA countries made a positive fiscal contribution over that period of more than £4 billion, while those from non-EEA countries made a negative contribution of £118 billion, compared to an overall negative native fiscal contribution of £591 billion.
The positive net fiscal contribution of recent immigrant cohorts (those arriving since 2000) from the A10 (the ten Central and East European EU member states that joined since 2004) amounted to almost £5bn, while the net fiscal contributions of recent European immigrants from the rest of the EU totalled £15bn. Recent non-European immigrants’ net contribution was likewise positive, at about £5bn. Over the same period, the net fiscal contribution of native UK born was negative, amounting to almost £617bn.
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