The UK has a new immigration system. Has it caused immigration to go up or down?
On Thursday 8 October a Backbench Business Debate on No Recourse to Public Funds will take place in Westminster Hall.
House of Commons Libray Briefings:
- Coronavirus: Universal Credit during the crisis pp21-22, 4 September 2020
Committee reports and Parliamentary questions and debates :
- Home Affairs Committee, Third Report: Home Office preparedness for Covid-19 (coronavirus): immigration and visas, Third Report of Session 2019–21, HC 362, published 15 June 2020
- Home Affairs Committee, Letter from the Minister for Immigration Compliance and the Courts to the Chair and the Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee on NRPF, dated 1 September 2020, published 3 September 2020
- Government Response to the Work and Pensions Committee’s report on DWP’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, published 8 September 2020 – paras 8-11 cover the Committee’s recommendations regarding people with no recourse to public funds and the Government’s response to them.
Other useful material
- Emergency funding to prevent homelessness, Scottish Government press release, 3 August 2020 – mentions calls from Scottish Government Ministers on the UK Government to reconsider its position on people with no recourse to public funds.
- Citizens Advice reveals nearly 1.4m have no access to welfare safety net, Citizens Advice press release, 26 June 2020
- Part of no recourse to public funds policy declared unlawful: full judgment out, Free Movement, 27 May 2020
The UK introduced a "new points-based immigration system" for work and student visas to coincide with Brexit. How does the system work and what has the impact been on immigration?
This Commons Library briefing paper is a guide to understanding UK migration statistics. It explains the concepts and methods used in measuring migration and sets out a range of data on migration in the UK and in European Union countries.