Comment: Immigrants from eastern Europe that moved to the UK have given an injection of £5bn (5.64 billion euros) to the economy during 2004-09, according to the BBC citing a report by the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR).
The NIESR report states that countries that imposed restrictions on eastern workers saw economic growth reduced.
The BBC writes:”During the same period Britain’s GDP grew by £98bn, or 7.7%, and the NIESR study says that a 5% share of the £98bn can be put down to the migrants. The NIESR says the UK probably benefited from the restrictions imposed by other member states. It says Germany will suffer a “permanent scar” on its level of output, with its GDP reduced by between 0.1 and 0.5%.”
Migration Watch UK, an anti-immigration lobby group, said bringing in so many labor migrants was a “poor deal” for the UK.
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Immigrants from eastern Europe have added almost £5bn (5.64 billion euros) to Britain’s economy since 2004, according to a report.