The debate on migration has often focused on how the arrival of overseas workers affects existing UK workers. But what impact does the arrival of migrant workers have on the effectiveness of the economy? New research presented today suggests a positive effect.
Where evidence meets policy
Since EU enlargement brought a wave of East Europeans to Britain in 2004, the issue of employment has been hotly debated. New Home Office research shows that most of the growth in employment is now going to British workers.
A comprehensive study sheds new light on living in ethnically-mixed areas and questions the tendency in recent years to focus on the negative impacts.
Could encouraging immigration be a sensible short-term response to the problems of an ageing population? We look at two ageing populations – Japan and the UK – to see what can be learned.
What do Scots want when it comes to an Independent Scotland and what will politicians need to think about when putting forward the options in a referendum?
Th UK is facing an obesity crisis. Some say we could learn a thing or two from American national figures like Michelle Obama and the former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg. Could we?
There is a growing commitment to the provision of free childcare for two year-olds. But where is the evidence to support this policy which appears to have support across the political spectrum?
Michael Gove announced this week that he wants all four year-olds to be tested. It’s a topic that gets many hot under the collar, but what does the ‘cooler’ evidence tell us?
The Big Society has been thwarted by many problems, not least the gap between rhetoric and reality. So is it time for a new model and what might that look like?
Minister acknowledges need to link housing policy with pensions policy as new research reveals tenants most likely to opt out of new workplace pensions.