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UCL top in research council income

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UCL researchers and those who support their grant applications to research councils are to be congratulated, writes Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research).

UK immigration: two UCL research papers published today

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Immigration

Two separate research papers by UCL academics published today highlight the evidence of the fiscal costs and benefits of recent immigration to the UK, as well as the difficulties with the government’s net migration target.

UK migration target “is not useful or appropriate”

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Immigration

The government’s target to cut net migration to the UK to below 100,000 by 2015 is neither a useful tool nor a measure of policy effectiveness, according to a new discussion paper by UCL academics. The aim to achieve a single numerical net migration target, announced by the coalition government in 2010, is unique in the history of UK migration policy and also new in an international context.

Recent immigration to the UK: New evidence of the fiscal costs and benefits

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Quad

UK immigrants who arrived since 2000 are less likely to receive benefits and less likely to live in social housing than UK natives. What’s more, over the decade from 2001 to 2011, they made a considerable positive net contribution to the UK’s fiscal system, and thus helped to relieve the fiscal burden on UK-born workers.

New NERC Doctoral Training Partnership announced for London institutions

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NERC DTP

UCL and eight other leading London institutions have today announced the creation of a new London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership, which will specialise in training 120 new environmental scientists over the next five years.

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