Between the Lines: Immigration to the UK between the Referendum and Brexit

Brexit Institute, WP N. 12 – 2020

10 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2021

Date Written: January 4, 2021

Abstract

This paper analyses the impact that the Brexit referendum and Brexit process has had on migration policies and trends in the UK and in Europe, as well as the impact on EU citizens in the UK. After an introduction covering the interaction of Brexit and immigration, the paper describes the issues relating to EU citizens in the UK and analyses recent migration trends. Section 5 then discusses public opinion with respect to migration, and section 6 analyses the “points-based” immigration system introduced by the UK government at the end of the Brexit transition. Finally, the conclusion discusses future policy issues in the light of both Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords: Brexit, immigration, EU Referendum, migration trend, new system

Suggested Citation

Portes, Jonathan, Between the Lines: Immigration to the UK between the Referendum and Brexit (January 4, 2021). Brexit Institute, WP N. 12 – 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3759590 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3759590

Jonathan Portes (Contact Author)

King's College London ( email )

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London, England WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

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