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Jonathan Portes agrees: Immigrants are net contributors (tax paid vs. benefits received) in their host country

Professor of Economics, King's College London; Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe. New book "Capitalism" published by Quercus

HMRC has also published important new data about the fiscal contribution made by recently arrived EEA nationals, showing that they paid more than £3bn in taxes on income while claiming about £0.5bn in HMRC benefits. This provides further confirmation that EU migrants have made a strongly positive contribution to the UK economy and public finances.


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