Poles to the UK

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  • Polish Migration
    • Impact on the UK
      • Increased in house prices due to higher demand
      • 40% of Polish have a degree
      • Younger workers to oppose the ageing pop.
      • 27,000 child benefit applications
      • Low cost airlines increase profits
      • A8 migrants work on average 4hrs longer than UK
      • ONLY 2.4% OF A8 CLAIMED BENEFITS
      • £1.9 billion / year on income tax
      • Increased CHURCH attendance
      • 10,000 Poles in Reading. Polish pubs, shops and a polish edition to the local newspaper
      • Poles are 3x more law abiding
      • Pressure on NHS & Schools
      • Around 40 racial attacks on Poles in 2008
      • 97% of newly created jobs gone to migrants
      • 30% OF NHS DOCTORS BORN OUTSIDE UK
    • Impact on Poland
      • Polish economy grew after English recession of 2007
      • £4 billion sent back each year
      • Approx. 1.5 million Poles returned home since 2004
      • Brain Drain
    • In 2007, 150,000 Poles to the UK
      • Fell to 100,000 in 2008

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