The Impact of Recent Migration from Eastern Europe on the UK Economy

In a speech to members of the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce, Professor David Blanchflower – a member of the Monetary Policy Committee – summarised the paper that he released today, co-authored with Bank of England economists Jumana Saleheen and Chris Shadforth, on the impact of recent migration from Eastern Europe on the UK economy.
Published on 04 January 2007

In the paper, Professor Blanchflower and his co-authors note how the UK population has grown at a relatively fast pace since 2000, driven primarily by changes in net migration. The rate of inflow has increased reflecting migrants from Asia and the Middle East as well as from the eight East European Accession (A8) countries. The uncertainty about the exact number of migrants from the A8 countries is also highlighted.

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