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How would migration affect the UK after Brexit?

New analysis from the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford has concluded that it is not possible to estimate the economic impact of post-Brexit migration with any sort of confidence.   ‘Project unclear: uncertainty, Brexit and migration’ finds that predictions about the effects on the economy of migration after Brexit should be treated with caution. The report says that questions around what treaty agreements or migration policies would follow as a result of Brexit will not be resolved before the Referendum, preventing any clarity about how EU migration flows would be affected by a vote to leave.


The report also suggests that an EU exit for the UK could mean tighter controls on the migration of EU citizens. It found that some non-EU countries however, like Norway and Switzerland have implemented free movement in return for access to the EU’s single market.


Read the full report here