Tommaso Frattini

Nothing is ‘hidden’ in our report on the fiscal effects of recent UK immigration

A research report released earlier this week by Christian Dustmann and Tommaso Frattini found that recent immigrants have provided a consistently positive and astonishingly strong contribution to the UK’s fiscal health (you can see a summary of their report published on this blog). Subsequently, the findings have come under fire with suggestions that there are things ‘hidden’ in the report. Here, […]

Recent waves of immigrants to the UK have contributed far more in taxes than they received in benefits

Research by Christian Dustmann and Tommaso Frattini found that recent immigrants – those who arrived after 1999 – have provided a consistently positive and astonishingly strong contribution to the UK’s fiscal health. This is a reality that contrasts starkly with the “drain on our economy” view often maintained in public debate. In the national debate about the pros and cons of immigration, the impact on […]