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Migration has a big impact on the UK labour market, both in terms of the kinds of jobs migrants do, and the decisions taken by firms that employ migrant workers. Our work focuses on the impact of migration on the labour market, and what a post-Brexit migration policy might look like.

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Jack Leslie

Research and Policy Analyst
E: jack.leslie@resolutionfoundation.org
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If fewer workers migrate to Britain, our own will need greater mobility

Migration policy can complement an economic strategy, but it can’t stand in for one.

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One of the main benefits often cited of leaving the European Union was that the UK regained control of its borders, with the Prime Minister arguing that bringing in a…
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Events

On the road

How will post-Brexit migration changes change Britain?

Migration has been centre stage in economic debates this century. For some higher migration is the root cause of Britain’s low pay, low productivity challenges, while for others it is…
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Publications

Migration during the pandemic

Have 1.3 million migrants really left the country?

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 According to the Labour Force Survey (LFS), the number of people living in the UK but born overseas fell by approximately 1 million between the first and third quarters of…
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Home and away

The UK labour market in a post-Brexit world

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This briefing note considers a number of ways in which the labour market could be affected as the UK moves to a tighter, post-Brexit immigration regime in January 2021. Under…
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Events

A new era

What do Brexit and Covid mean for migration and the UK labour market?

On 1 January 2021, freedom of movement between the EU and the UK will end, and the UK’s new points-based immigration system will begin. This will mean major change for…
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Publications

Crystal balls vs rear-view mirrors

The UK labour market after coronavirus

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Summary Sudden and significant hits to the UK labour market in recent weeks have shown that this will be a jobs recession. The focus has rightly been on how to…
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Migratory patterns in Britain’s labour market

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More records tumbled in the UK labour market this summer. On jobs, we had good news on quantity and quality as the people in full-time employment reached a record high…
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MAC to the future

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This morning the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) released the final report in its year-long (plus) investigation into EU migration. The report is arguably the most comprehensive assessment of how migration…
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