Migration Myths

  • Migration is a net economic burden
    The government’s own figures show, current levels of net migration of 170,000 per year boost annual GDP by 0.34% (source: Office for Budget Responsibility). This growth means a quicker economic recovery and lower debt.
  • The UK is being swamped by migrants
    Today’s levels of population growth are no greater than they were from the early 1900’s to 1970. Currently migrants make up just over 1 in 10 of the UK population, lower than Australia, the US or Germany (source: Office for National Statistics)
  • Migrants are taking all the new jobs created in the UK
    The truth is that just over 1 in 10 new jobs are taken by migrants while almost 9 in 10 go to British nationals (source: Office for National Statistics).