B47: Local Authorities and Migration: A Changing Agenda

20th February 2007.

The enlargement of the European Union in 2004 in particular led to a greater than anticipated influx of migrant workers into the UK. Whilst this has had clear economic benefits, it has also had impacts on service delivery and cohesion considerations. The purpose of this bulletin is therefore to assess migration for work in more detail and to provide a series of pointers as to how local authorities and their partners can manage service change with regard to migrant workers.