Immigration decline costing UK economy billions, says think thank

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Meeting government targets on immigration means £12bn hit to public finances, say Global Futures

  • Peter Stubley
  • Independent

The fall in immigration since Brexit is already costing the UK more than £1bn a year, according to new analysis by an independent think tank.

May 1a Reuters LLLLGlobal Future, which promotes the benefits of openness, calculates that the loss to the public finances is the equivalent of more than 23,000 nurses or 18,000 doctors.

It also claims that meeting the government’s immigration target of “tens of thousands” will also cost Britain £12bn a…

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