• Home
  • » News
  • » Latest news
  • Where does migration sit within the debate over the future of the UK and Scotland?

    14 February 2014 - CPC members Professor Allan Findlay, Dr David McCollum, Dr Jakub Bijak and Dr Arkadiusz Wisniowski presented at a COMPAS Breakfast Briefing, which took place at Westminster.

    The Breakfast Briefing explored the contrasting positions on immigration in Britain and Scotland, drawing on new research (using secondary datasets, and interviews with employers, students and local authorities) undertaken as part of the ESRC 's 'Future of the UK and Scotland' programme. The speakers considered the challenges and opportunities that Scotland faces in devising an immigration policy attuned to its particular needs, whatever the outcome of the referendum.

    This comes ahead of the the historic referendum on its constitutional future which Scotland will be holding in September 2014. Migration is an important aspect of the debates surrounding this ballot: the current UK government has emphasised its desire to restrict immigration to Britain, whilst the Scottish Government has viewed net immigration as a valuable contributor to the economic and demographic growth of Scotland.

    Listen to a podcast of the Breakfast Briefing 'Where does migration sit within the debate over the future of the UK and Scotland?'

    Read the CPC press release which coincided with the event 'Migration, Scotland and the independence referendum'

    To find out more about CPC's work on the Scottish independence referendum and read the papers related to this work, see our 'Scottish independence' page.

    Posted 22/01/2014 15:23