Monday, April 24, 2006

Migrant workers "boost UK growth"?

East European migrant workers are "plugging gaps in a variety of industries" according to an Ernst & Young (E&Y) report. This helps keep inflation under control, boost output and raise tax revenue.

However, is the E&Y picture still rosy when the number of unemployed people rose by 108,000 to 1.54 million between October and December 2005?

Do unemployment benefits need to be reduced to encourage them to plug the gaps?

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