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Immigration and the UK Economy - The British Academy Debates - 13 November 2014

The economic cost and benefit of immigration to the UK is widely discussed, but what is the reality? Do workers from overseas fill skills shortages? What is the evidence of the economic impact immigration has on housing and employment as well as access to education and welfare facilities at a local level? Is the overall effect of this impact negative of positive? 

Chair: Rachel Lomax, Non-Executive Director HSBC 


Professor Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Professor Sir David Metcalf, London School of Economics

Sir Richard Lambert, former Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry

David Goodhart, founder and former Editor of Prospect magazine, Chair of Demos

Nazek Ramadan, founder of Migrant Voice and Migrant and Refugee woman of the year 

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