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Workforce Fears as Migrants Leave Tuesday 08 July

The Scottish Government has been urged to do more to avert a labour crisis in the Highlands as increasing numbers of migrant workers return home.   More than 2,000 people from Eastern European countries registered for National...

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Role of Migrant Workers Studied Tuesday 24 June

A major study is under way into the role of migrant workers in the East Anglian economy and the risks to businesses of their numbers falling.   The East of England Development Agency (EEDA) has commissioned the study....

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First Migrant Team to Start Work Wednesday 11 June

The first team specialising in easing tensions associated with new immigrants in English towns will start work in Norfolk this summer.   Breckland, which saw its population rise by 1,300 in 2005/6, will get its own "social...

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Migrant Workers 'Benefit' Construction Industry Sunday 04 May

The UK construction industry has been boosted by the arrival of migrant workers in recent years, trade association the Home Builders Federation (HBF) has claimed.   Skilled and experienced foreign workers have been a benefit to...

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EU Migrants 'Settling Across UK' Wednesday 30 April

Eastern European nationals have settled more widely throughout the UK than has happened during previous waves of migration, research suggests.   The Institute for Public Policy Research examined their impact on the UK...

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EU Migrants '2% of NI Workforce' Wednesday 30 April

Eastern Europeans make up 2% of the working population of Northern Ireland , according to the latest estimates.   The highest percentage registered to work is in Dungannon. The lowest figure is in Larne.  ...

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New Research into Migrant Workers in the UK Food & Drink Manufacturing Industry Monday 14 April

Migrant workers are an important section of the workforce and highly valued by industry employers across the UK . Reliable, up-to-date and detailed information on the employment of migrant workers is needed to inform the food and drink industry and...

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Immigration to the UK: Facts And Figures Tuesday 01 April

Overview: Net immigration has added 1.5 million people to the population over the last 10 years. Two-thirds of them have come from the continents of Asia and Africa . In 2006 the total UK population was 60.6m. If net immigration continues at...

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Migrants Are Key to Future for Business Wednesday 26 March

Skilled migrant workers in Scotland are set to bring £2.4 billion to the UK economy over the next four years, a report by a recruitment agency has claimed.   The Future Flows report compiled for Harvey Nash by the Centre...

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Skilled Migrants Are Vital To Economy, Study Says Tuesday 25 March

By 2012, 2.8% of workforce to be foreign professionals; Most in health, education or government services.   A record number of highly skilled migrant workers such as nurses and teachers will enter Britain over...

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Migrant Workers at Risk Because of Poor Health and Safety Training Warns Watchdog Tuesday 19 February

Many employers are risking migrant workers' wellbeing by not providing adequate health and safety training warned the Institute of Occupational Health and safety (IOSH).   It said many non-English speaking migrant workers are...

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Migrants' Advice Packs Proposed Monday 04 February

Immigrants should be told not to touch people without permission, spit in the street or play loud music, Communities Secretary Hazel Blears has said.   Ms Blears proposed that councils issue welcome packs to migrants explaining...

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Migrant Workers Curb Wages and Keep Interest Rates Low to Boost Economic Growth Tuesday 18 December

An end to the high levels of migration to Britain over the past decade would lead to a fall in the economy's growth rate and threaten higher inflation, a leading forecasting group says today.   A report by the Ernst & Young...

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ICE Call for Migrant Worker Protection Thursday 13 December

A new report commissioned by the Institution of Civil Engineers is recommending that a single pan-industry body is set up to support the health and safety of migrant construction workers employed in London and the South East.  ...

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Migrant Rights in UK Criticised Sunday 14 October

A study of how well European countries integrate immigrants places the UK ninth out of 25 EU nations.   The continental-wide review praised the UK 's nationality and residency laws, but said migrants did not have enough...

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East Europeans Reach the Parts Others Can't Friday 12 October

The recent arrival of eastern European workers in Britain has reached parts of the country that no other previous wave of immigration has reached, according to an official study published yesterday.   The Office of National...

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Migrant Workers Settle Across UK Thursday 11 October

New arrivals to the UK from Eastern Europe are settling further afield than traditional immigrant groups, according to a new study.   The Office for National Statistics report shows people moving from the eight new European...

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UK Population Breaks Through 60m Barrier Tuesday 09 October

International migrants added 939,000 to the UK's population in the past five years, new figures showed today, pushing the overall number of people in the country to more than 60million.   The Office for National Statistics (ONS)...

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Migrant Workers: What We Know Tuesday 21 August

Since May 2004 10 Eastern European nations have joined the European Union.   The UK was one of the few countries to give most of these countries’s citizens’ free access to our labour market - although there are...

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New EU States Migration Limit Could Be Lifted Thursday 21 June

Ministers are to consider lifting the restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians coming to work in Britain on the basis of evidence from the new "migration impacts forum", which starts work today.   Home Office ministers...

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