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1 No to 70 Million The Implications of Current Levels of Migration

2 UK Population Today The UK population in 2011 was 63 million Government forecasts project that this will hit 70 million by 2027 Of this increase, 68% will be the result of immigration

3 Population Projections

4 Net Migration to the UK on an entirely new scale…

5 Public Opinion

6 Immigration to the UK by Reason

7 Asylum 1991-2011 – No longer a problem in terms of numbers

8 Implications for Projected Household Formation Migration accounts for over a third of projected additional future household formation, requiring 200 houses to be built every day for the next 20 years…

9 Balanced Migration – In a Nutshell Balanced Migration would seek to bring the number of immigrants into line with the number of emigrants The main change would be to control the number of non-EU migrants who are given the right to settle permanently in the United Kingdom

10 Balanced Migration – What it is not Balanced Migration… ◦ Does not require the United Kingdom to leave the European Union ◦ Does not mean that the United Kingdom would have to stop offering refuge for genuine asylum seekers ◦ Does not prevent employers from bringing in key staff from outside the European Union

11 The Benefits of Balanced Migration Balances the need for a competitive economy with the costs of a rapidly growing population Provides, as the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee recommended, a “reasoned target range for net immigration” to which immigration policies could be adjusted Reduces pressure on the environment, NHS, schools and transport Encourages British industry and commerce to train British workers Improves the prospects for integrating newcomers into society Reduces the drain of talented and educated people from the developing who need their skills more than we do

12 Sources and References Population Estimates - Census Household Formation – English Housing Survey 2008 Public Opinion – Ipsos MORI Immigration Statistics – Migration Statistics Quarterly Report August 2012 Asylum Applications including dependants – Home Office Statistics

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