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report 15 Aug 2022
This report examines whether post-Brexit immigration policy has caused labour shortages, how employers are adjusting to the end of free movement, and what policies could address labour shortages.
report 29 Mar 2022
This report identifies several features of the EU Settlement Scheme that will impact the ability of vulnerable residents to upgrade their status.
report 30 Nov 2021
This analysis examines which industries and regions or nations of the UK have been most attractive to people coming to the UK on Skilled Worker visas.
report 23 Mar 2021
This report gives an overview and draws out the key findings a programme of work looking at different dimensions of integration in the UK. A range of outputs was produced on such topics as the use of English language, discrimination and social participation, all of which can be found here.
report 24 Sep 2020
Report update highlighting the difficulties certain groups of people may encounter in securing status
report 27 Jul 2020
This report considers available data and analysis on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the UK’s migrant population based on their labour market profile.
report 29 May 2020
This report explores the profile of migrants in the UK’s key worker population during the Covid-19 crisis.
report 16 Apr 2020
Examining data available for understanding the EU Settlement Scheme, for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members living in the UK to secure their post-Brexit residence rights.
report 22 Jul 2019
This commentary explains how the ‘Australian-style points-based system’ works and what it might mean to introduce something similar in the UK.
report 30 Aug 2018
Looks at the implications of using youth mobility or work-permit schemes to meet demand for low-skilled workers after Brexit
report 12 Apr 2018
Highlights the difficulties certain groups of people may encounter in securing settled status
report 13 Dec 2017
Looks at what kind of application process will be required to resolve status of EU citizens already in the UK
report 25 Oct 2017
This report explores the various arguments in favour of and against having different regional immigration policies.
report 27 Jan 2017
Work is the main reason for EU migration to the UK, so labour migration policies will be important.
report 19 Dec 2016
Examines some of the key issues, particularly education, training and youth employment.
report 07 Nov 2016
Looks at trends in the language used in newspapers & considers how these relate to the UK political context.
report 02 May 2016
Explains the main policy issues and statistics on EU migrants’ use of welfare benefits and examines who would be affected by proposed restrictions to in-work benefits.
report 02 May 2016
Employers could be affected in different ways if admission requirements were applied to EU workers.
report 27 Jan 2016
brings together available data on how the income threshold works and who it affects.
report 06 Mar 2015
Provide a more up to date estimate of the migrant populations of local areas in England than the 2011 Census.
report 18 Aug 2014
Examines media responses in the run up to the removal of transitional labour market controls on Bulgarians and Romanians in the UK.
report 03 Jul 2014
Policy Changes, Financial Crises and a Possible 'Balloon Effect'
report 10 Feb 2014
Immigration and Independence: Public Opinion on Immigration in Scotland in the Context of the Referendum Debate
report 03 Feb 2014
Provides a short history of the inception, development, achievements and impact of the Migration Observatory.
report 08 Aug 2013
Portrayals of Immigrants, Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees in National British Newspapers, 2010 to 2012
report 11 Dec 2012
Investigates media use of languages of identity and origins in association with Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah.
report 06 Sep 2012
Explores the key numbers, issues and trade-offs associated with the deep cuts to net migration that a 70 million population limit would require.
report 16 Oct 2011
Our survey demonstrated that the public’s views on immigration are complex and nuanced in a way that previous polls have failed to capture.
report 05 Apr 2011
Sets out the ten most important problems in the evidence base on immigration and migrants in the UK.
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