McCollum et al. (2012) Spatial, sectoral and temporal trends in A8 migration;to the UK 2004-2011. Evidence from the worker registration scheme
This report by McCollum et al. (2012) presents analysis of Worker Registration Scheme (WRS) data to illuminate migration flow trends. The WRS scheme did not require all migrants to register on the scheme (unemployed and self-employed migrants not having to register, those who did so often failed to re-register following a change in employment). Nonetheless, the data set remains a principal source for the temporal analysis of A8 migrants in the labour market at both local and national levels. The study confirms that agricultural and hospitality sectors are key areas for migrant labour. This is the case both in Scotland and across the UK. Though, as A8 migrants to Scotland are less likely to gain employment through recruitment agencies, the authors suggest that direct employment is more common in Scotland. The findings and detailed analysis in this report, clearly contribute to a greater understanding of migration patterns and required responses at both local and national government levels.
McCollum, D., Cook, L., Chiroro, C., Platts, A., MacLeod, F. and Findlay, A. (2012) Spatial, sectoral and temporal trends in A8 migration;to the UK 2004-2011: Evidence from the worker registration scheme, CPC Working Paper Number 17. Southampton: ESRC Centre for Population Change.