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Is the UK better off thanks to migrants?

Immigrants from the 10 countries that joined the EU in 2004 contributed more to the UK than they took out in benefits, according to a new study.

They added £4.96bn more in taxes in the years to 2011 than they took out in public services, the report produced by University College London (UCL) found.

The BBC spoke to members of the public in Northampton to find out if they felt migrants were a benefit to the UK, and found they had very different views on the subject.

  • 05 Nov 2014
  • From the section UK
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