Londoners and Graduates of the opinion that Immigration is good for the UK Economy

Jul 2, 2014

Recent legislative changes to UK Immigration Law have paved the way for economic prosperity here in Britain. One notable example is the expansion of the exceptional talent route, allowing Tech City UK to endorse top innovators in their field to come to the UK without the need for a sponsoring employer.

As far as Graduates and Londoners go, these types of changes can continue as 60% of the former and 54% of the latter believe that immigration is beneficial for the economy. This compares with 28% of people in other parts of the UK and 17% of those without qualifications. These statistics come from the latest British Social Attitudes Survey, which also highlights a number of prevalent issues, including the unavoidable divide on immigration.

The groups who dominate British political and social institutions such as Londoners, who are in much more frequent contact with migrants, and middle class professionals all tend to be more positive about immigration. In contrast, the vast majority of other groups are negative, possibly illustrating the widespread notion that the ‘ruling classes’ are out of touch on the issue.

It is important that the British public are made aware of not only the benefit of migrants and their wide range of cultures and skill sets, but also that the Government is making every effort to reduce immigration, but in a manner that will benefit the UK in the long run.