Potential impacts on the UK of future migration from Bulgaria and Romania

Publication date: 5 Apr 2013 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | NIESR Author(s): Rolfe, H | External Author(s): Monica Roman, Maria Prohaska, Tatiana Fic and Liliana Doudeva

This report was commissioned to provide evidence from which the UK Government can assess the potential impacts of migration from EU2 countries following the lifting of transitional controls at the end of 2013. To assess potential impact, we look at migration from Bulgaria and Romania and at patterns and characteristics of migrants, within the EU and currently to the UK. We examine the factors which may affect the scale and direction of EU2 migration after 2013. We then explore the potential impact of any further migration from the EU2 countries on services within the UK.

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