The contribution of migrants

Peck, Frank ORCID logo ORCID: (2017) The contribution of migrants. In Cumbria Magazine, 2017 (June). p. 27.

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Professor Frank Peck of the University of Cumbria's Centre for Regional Economic Development writes for in-Cumbria on the big issues of the day and the economic data behind them. This month, EU migrant workers in Cumbria. In the Brexit debate, much has been said about the significance of migrant labour for businesses across the UK and concerns have been expressed surrounding this source of workers in future. In Cumbria, the county’s industrial structure shows an obvious dependence on some of those sectors that are known to be more reliant on EU migrant workers. National data for 2015 shows that the share of UK workforce accounted for by EU migrants is above the UK average (6.6 per cent) in accommodation & food (13 per cent), manufacturing (10 per cent), general administration (10 per cent) and transport/storage (8 per cent) which are all significant sectors of employment in Cumbria. While there is still no accurate data on the number of EU migrants at local levels, we do know the number of new entrants to the labour market in Cumbria from data on registrations for National Insurance (NINos) provided by the UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). This shows us the number of new registration involving EU nationals living at an address in Cumbria at the time of registration.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: In Cumbria Magazine
Publisher: CN Group
Departments: Centre for Regional Economic Development (CRED)
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2018 16:24
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 17:31


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