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On the 1st April 2004 Poland was one of
ten countries admitted to EU.
8 of the 10 were Eastern European ­ A8
(Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech
Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia & Hungary)
The other two were Malta and Cyprus
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By law any resident of an EU nation has the right of free
movement amongst all of the other member states.
On accession to the EU it was anticipated that emigration
from the A8 countries in particular would lead to an
increase in immigration into more prosperous areas of the
UK.
Unemployment was higher and the standard of living was
lower amongst these East European countries
The UK government predicted an increase of 15000
migrants from the A8 moving to the UK for employment
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The UK government predicted an increase of 15,000 migrants from the A8
moving to the UK for employment
However by July 2006 447,000 people from eastern Europe had applied
to work in the UK (nationals from the a8 countries are required to register
with the WRS* if they wish to work for over a month)
62% (264,555) were from Poland
By the end of 2006 this number had increased to 370,000 but this did not
include an estimated 150,000 self employed workers from A8 countries
who did not have to register with the WRS
The Polish embassy estimated the number of Poles in the UK to be
between 500 and 600 thousand - This would mean the Poles would be the
third largest ethnic minority in the UK
*Home Office's Work Registration Scheme
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Push factors
Average unemployment in Poland of
18.5% in 2005
Youth unemployment of around 40%
Rural unemployment is some areas of
over 40%
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Pull Factors
Unemployment in the UK at 5.1%
Skill shortages along with high demand for skilled and
semi-skilled labour
Vacancies in the UK for Oct-Dec 2007 were 607,900
GDP in Poland was $12,700 per head compared to $30,900
in the UK ­ average earnings
UK were one of only three countries who did not restrict
the numbers of immigrants from the A8 countries (the
other two being Eire and Sweden)
Poland to the UK - Reasons…read more

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