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Migrants contribute £25bn to UK economy, study finds

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/05/2013

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Migrants who have come to the UK since the year 2000 have less likely to receive benefits or use social housing than people already living in the country, according to a study that argues the new arrivals have made a net contribution of £25bn to public finances.
People from European Economic Area countries have been the most likely to make a positive contribution, paying about 34% more in taxes than they received in benefits over the 10 years from 2001 to 2011, according to the findings from University College London's migration research unit. Other immigrants paid about 2% more than they received.
Recent immigrants were 45% less like to receive state benefits or tax credits than people native to the UK and 3% less like to live in social housing, says the report written by Professor Christian Dustmann and Dr Tommaso Frattini.
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"Migrants contribute £25bn to UK economy, study finds", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 19/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/migrants-contribute-25bn-to-uk-economy-study-finds