Monday, March 17, 2014
Britain: Immigrants have cost the British taxpayer more than £22 million a day since the mid-1990s, totting up a bill of more than £140 billion, according to a new report
MigrationWatch UK, which campaigns against mass immigration, said that in 2011 the costs were equivalent to £3,000 for each of the eight million foreign-born people living in Britain. Immigration between 1995 and 2011 cost the British taxpayer more than £140 billion, or £22 million a day, after balancing what immigrants pay in tax with what they take out of Britain’s coffers by claiming benefits and tax credits. In 2011 alone the cost was £23 billion, or £3,000 each for the eight million foreign-born population. The sum was equal to the amount spent by the NHS on GPs and dentists in a year.