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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.