The Impact of Possible Migration Scenarios after ‘Brexit’ on the State Pension System

Commissioned by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), the purpose of this paper is to explore the impacts of changes in migration flows – in particular, those resulting from possible migration policy changes after a UK exit (‘Brexit’) from the European Union (EU) – on the finances of the UK state pension system. 

An Evaluation of JRF’s Minimum Income Standards Programme

This report independently evaluates Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Minimum Income Standards (MIS) programme 2008 to date. 

Jonathan Portes Testimony to PACAC

Written evidence submitted by Jonathan Portes (EUM 01) to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into data sharing and the use of administrative records to provide enhanced statistics

The impact of free movement on the labour market: case studies of hospitality, food processing and construction

This report is an in-depth study of three sectors employing large numbers of EU migrants – hospitality, food and drink, and construction – and finds employers concerned about their ability to fill vacancies if free movement of labour is reduced or comes to an end. Some are also worried that any EU workers they currently employ would lose their right to live and work in the UK in the event of Brexit. 

The research also reveals that:

Changing the debate: video animation on the impact of immigration on the UK

Opinion polls have shown for some time that the public sees immigration as one of the most important issues facing Britain (Ipsos Mori, 2015). At the same time, public understanding of evidence on the economic impacts of immigration is poor and strongly influenced by the media. This in turn affects the quality and content of public debate and the policy formulation process. The question behind this report is whether attitudes towards immigration can be influenced by evidence, presented in a simple and straightforward way, through a short video animation.

UK skills and productivity in an international context

A nation's prosperity depends largely on its ability to raise the level of its productivity. The education level of its workforce, and how effectively the skills are used in the production processes, are considered important factors in this process. In this report we investigate the extent to which skills have contributed to recent productivity performance in the UK. We do this within a cross-country framework, where we compare the UK's productivity trajectories with those of other close competitors.

Evaluating the impact of UKTI trade services on the performance of supported firms

Report to UK Trade and Investment

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) provides a range of services to help UK firms export or expanding their exports. The main objective of this study is to investigate the impact that UKTI help has had on the performance of businesses that take up these services.

Skills and Productivity in the UK, US, France and Germany: a Literature Review

Report to the Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Select Committees, House of Commons, 26 October 2015

Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Securitisation

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 60% of employment and 48% of output in the private sector in the UK economy.¹ Therefore, ensuring appropriate finance for SMEs means ensuring appropriate finance for much of the UK economy. If the UK has well-functioning financial markets for SMEs this will support productivity and enhance the long-term prosperity of the UK.

An economic analysis of the existing taxation of pensions (EET) versus an alternative regime (TEE)

This work was commissioned by the Association of British Insurers as a response to the Government’s consultation “Strengthening the incentive to save: a consultation on pensions tax relief” (Cm 9102). The National Institute of Economic and Social Research is an independent research institute and has had full control over, and takes full responsibility for, the contents of this paper.