Recent immigrants to UK ‘make net contribution’

Here is some more evidence to throw on the growing pile that shows that immigrants to the UK make a net contribution to the UK economy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24813467

And here is a link to the authors’ own article on a website called The Conversation: http://theconversation.com/revealed-immigrants-put-34-more-into-public-finances-than-they-take-out-19845

This goes some way to busting some immigrant-bashing myths.

Asylum seekers’ precarious lives exposed in new research

Jon Burnett for the Institute of Race Relations writes here (2.8.13) about important research on the precarious lives of asylum seekers in the ‘forced labour’ market.  The report itself (from Leeds and Salford Universities) is here .

This is just the kind of engaged, socially and politically relevant research we like to see from universities –  beating down the walls of the ivory towers!