The Department's study of the net fiscal contribution of migrants in the UK in 1999-2000 was published in 2002. This was entitled: “The Migrant Population in the UK: Fiscal Effects” (Gott and Johnston), RDS Occasional Paper 77. This is available online at:
This study was updated in 2005 by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) which published a paper updating the Home Office estimates and found that migrants made a fiscal contribution in each year of the study. This was entitled “Paying their Way: the fiscal contribution of immigrants in the UK” (Sriskandarajah) and is available at:
We believe that this analysis has considered the question of children in the fiscal calculations. We have no plans therefore to revise our analysis.