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EU labour is keeping Britain going

  • EU nationals are more likely to be in work than any other group. Approx 83% of working age EU citizens in the UK are in work, compared with around 75% of UK and 63% for people from the rest of the world

  • European citizens in Britain deliver significant economic benefit according to almost every credible economic study; they’ll be needed in future as we build new homes, infrastructure and seize the opportunities presented by the fourth industrial revolution

  • Migrants are twice as likely to start businesses and take on staff than long-term residents in the UK.

  • UK immigration is not uncontrolled – UK borders are amongst the toughest in the world.(UK Government did not implement all the controls available, and the EU is now focused on further controls – UK should stay and work with them to face these challenges together)

  • Only one in four migrants to the UK (27%) is from within the EU. 73% of migrants from the rest of the world. In 2017/18 net EU immigration to Britain was 88,000, the rest of the world was 235,000. 52,000 Brits also emigrated to the EU and to other parts not counted in the above net figures