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Britain Makes Net Gain from Immigration, TUC Study Finds

Magazine article Public Finance

Britain Makes Net Gain from Immigration, TUC Study Finds

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Migrant workers contribute more to the British economy than the costs of the public services they receive, according to a study by the Trades Union Congress.

The TUC said its Economics of migration report, published on June 19, dispelled the myth that immigrants were a drain on health, education and housing.

The union body endorses Home Office statistics, which show that, using 1999/2000 data, immigrants paid £31.2bn in taxes and received £28.8bn in public goods and services.

Critics of the UK's immigration policy have suggested that the recent influx of workers from eastern Europe might have tipped the balance. But the TUC also endorsed an updated study by the Institute for Public Policy Research, using data up to 2003/04, which similarly concludes that the net contribution from immigration is positive. …

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