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New EU migrants add £5bn to UK, report says

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.

Campaign group Migration Watch criticised the report for what it said was a selective use of dates.

Robert Peston reports.

  • 05 Nov 2014
  • From the section UK
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