WHAT DO MIGRANT WORKERS CONTRIBUTE TO THE UK ECONOMY?

MUCH MORE THAN YOU MIGHT THINK

 

In 2011, migrants paid 37% more in taxes than was spent on the public services that they received. 

 Migrant workers pay income tax and National Insurance contributions.  According to the Home Office, migrants and refugees made a net contribution of about £3billion to the UK economy – that’s worth 1p on income tax.

 The UK has an ageing population as a result of declining birth rates and the fact that people are living longer.  Migrant workers are needed to ensure that there is a sufficient skilled workforce to fill available jobs, especially after the recession, and pay the taxes that will fund pensions in the future.

 (Britain’s Immigrants: an economic profile IPPR)