Immigration is a ‘boon’ for the UK economy, not a ‘burden’

Immigrants pay tax and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development calculates that in the UK, they pay more into the pot than they take out – says think-tank One of the United Kingdom’s key economic advantages is its success at attracting skilled immigrants. In particular – the ability of London to generate the wealth […]

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Jobs: Research shows students are missing out on working for small firms

Students and graduates are missing out on employment opportunities with small and medium (SME) sized firms. Research by banking giant Santander suggests that only one in eight university students would pick working for an SME as their top career choice, despite the role UK SMEs play in national employment. However, twice as many graduates end […]

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Immigrants create overcrowding and fuel tensions, report finds

Home Office researchers have assessed for the first time the ground-level impact of immigration on British communities by conducting a survey of local authorities and service providers. They found that immigrants were likely to lead to longer waiting times at GP surgeries, be involved in anti-social behaviour and create pest control issues because of overcrowding. […]

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Graduates taking elementary jobs

Thousands more took jobs that do not require a degree such as window cleaners, office juniors and road sweepers. Overall, nine per cent of all UK and EU full-time university leavers, or 20,415, were assumed unemployed after completing a first degree in 2011-12, according to figures yesterday from the Higher Education Statistics Agency. Women are […]

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