Popular Misconception #25: do immigrants cost ‘us’ money?


Nigel Farage and his growing army of admirers on both sides of the House of Commons would have us believe that immigrants cost the UK money. But what are the facts?

According to new research conducted by the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration at University College, London, immigrants who arrived after 1999 were 45 per cent less likely to receive state benefits or tax credits than UK natives. 

Furthermore, those from the European Economic Area (EU plus Liechtenstein and Norway) have contributed 34 per cent more as a group than they have received in benefits. 


Please use these fights to fight fear.


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