Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fewer immigrants = less pressure on house prices and rents?

More European migrants 'leaving Britain'

For the first time since 2004, net migration from Eastern Europe has turned negative. In all, there were 45,000 arrivals of A8 nationals last year, compared with 57,000 departures. Overall, the UK's net migration figure - the number of immigrants minus numbers emigrating - for the 12 months ending in September 2009 was 142,000, down from 160,000 for the same period the previous year.

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6 thoughts on “Fewer immigrants = less pressure on house prices and rents?

  • Littlesteroid says:

    er, hello? I am staying…

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  • But, but overcrowding and excessive demand for London property and overcrowding and ….

    receptcha: wishful and

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  • Grumpy Middle-aged Git says:

    This may be relatively good news but one has to ask why immigration is dropping? I suspect it is a reflection of employment prospects and economic realities and I fear that many of the most flexible and employable workers (ie highly skilled or those with no family/emotional ties) are the ones leaving. Could it be that our welfare state will encourage the less skilled/employable to stay?

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  • the number cruncher says:

    Call me a conspiriloon, but it would be awfully convenience for immigration to be a kind of wage control for the lower orders. and to set immigration policy on demand for jobs. A number of empires of antiquity used force migration for this purpose.

    In America it is the Republicans that like more illegal immigrants as this keeps the wages down for their mates who run big factories and can use this to force down local pay rates.

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  • a predictable event that will gather steam with the austerity measures.

    There really is nowhere for house prices to go, unless the government step up the printing presses and inflation lies

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  • the polish guy who worked in our local builders yard left, before he left he was saying the UK is no good anymore, prices were getting too high, taxes etc, he also said he had bought a plot of land in poland, so when he leaves he will start building..

    this guy clearly had a plan, maybe he left sooner than he wanted to due to recession or maybe his plan was to leave as soon as he had the money to build..

    recapture
    goodbye script

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