Migration is an opportunity, not a concern
Julian Jessop quoted in The Sunday Times
Matthew Lesh writes for CapX
“Immigrants are younger and tend to work, reducing the fiscal strain of an ageing population. A UCL study concluded that between 2000 and 2011, immigrants on net contributed £25bn to public finances while the contribution of UK natives was negative, costing £617bn.
“None of this is to suggest that immigration doesn’t also come with costs as well as benefits. Integration needs to be considered. A successful immigrant society will depend on cultural confidence in Britain’s liberal values. Immigrants must be expected to respect institutions like the rule of law, democracy and individual rights.”
Read Matthew’s full piece here.