The Deal on EU Immigration and Welfare is Symbolic – But Brexit Won’t Solve the ‘Problem’ of EU Immigration Either

Christina Boswell

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Abstract / Description of output

The free movement provisions of the UK’s EU renegotiation are unlikely to reduce EU migration to the UK because they do not focus on the factors which drive EU workers to come in the first place, writes Christina Boswell. She argues that, instead of in-work benefits, the real debate on immigration should focus on the changes to and implementation of the minimum wage and how to better match UK labour with the labour market.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEuropean Futures
EditionArticle No 88
Media of outputBlog post
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2016

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Britain
  • Labour market
  • Migration
  • Renegotiation
  • Welfare

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