ippr was commissioned by the East of England Development Agency to conduct research into the role of migration in the economy of the East of England, to analyse associated economic risks and suggest ways to manage them. The research was part funded by the European Social Fund. This report is based on research undertaken by ippr in 2008.
UK migration policy will need to be flexible to respond to changing economic conditions. It is important that the regional picture reaches national government, and that national migration policy is responsive to the particular needs of individual regions and sectors.
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