The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) has produced this video animation presenting evidence of the economic benefits of immigration to the UK and to London.
While immigration is seen by the public as one of the most important issues facing Britain, public understanding of evidence on the economic impacts of immigration is poor and strongly influenced by the media.
This in turn affects the quality and content of public debate and the policy formulation process.
The video acknowledges that there has been some impact on pay, and that there are ‘winners and losers’.
It is targeted at a wide audience who lack accurate information about migration impacts from which to form their opinions.
The producers of the video say it is intended to stimulate thinking and debate.