free movement

Publication date: 2 Nov 2016 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | JEL classification: F22, J61, N34 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 238 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
This paper examines the short and long-term impacts of the UK referendum on migration flows and migration policy. Even in the short term – before any policy change – the vote will affect migration flows directly and indirectly through both economic and other channels. Post Brexit, two key issues...
Publication date: 10 May 2016 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | External authors: Barnard, C, Ludlow, A | JEL classification: I38, I22, J23 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 236 | Pages: 23-30 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
For many people the key question in the referendum is whether a vote to leave will enable the UK to take back control of its borders. So for them the focus is primarily on Article 45 on the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) which allows free movement of workers. But for...
Publication date: 10 May 2016 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | JEL classification: F22, J61, N34 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 236 | Pages: 14-22 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
Immigration and free movement are central issues in the UK’s referendum on EU membership. Although free movement was a founding principle of the EU, it only became of central economic and political importance after the expansion of the EU eastward in 2004. For the UK, the economic impacts of recent...