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Pressures from record migration ‘show no sign of abating’

Home Office migration data published today and covering the whole of 2023 shows that pressures from unprecedented levels of immigration are not abating.  Overall, the number of (non-visitor, non-temporary) visas issued rose only marginally (by 1%) in 2023 compared to 2022 – to a new record of 1.36 million visas. However, the underlying trend is… View Article

New population figures highlight cavernous housing deficit

Revised population projections released today by the Office for National Statistics show the population of the UK growing by 6.6 million people from 2021 to 2036. Net migration accounts for 6.1 million, or 92%, of this increase  Across this 15 year period, net migration is projected to average 405,000 per annum – falling from current… View Article

Dr Gerard Lyons joins CPS as Research Fellow

The Centre for Policy Studies is delighted to announce that respected economist Dr Gerard Lyons has joined the organisation as a Research Fellow. This follows the appointment late last year of Lord Frost and Alex Morton, alongside existing Research Fellows including former special adviser Nick King and transport expert Tony Lodge. Dr Lyons will be… View Article