POLES IN THE UK

Around 500,000 Polish migrants will stay in Britain

Around 500,000 Polish migrants will stay in Britain

But a spokesperson for the Federation of Poles in Great Britain today insisted that at least half a million Polish workers will stay here with their families.

Spokesman Wiktor Moszczynski said: "They have developed roots here, especially because of their children, and would not want to uproot their families to return to Poland which is also facing uncertainty because of the global economic crisis.
'They are choosing to sit out the credit crunch in the UK for now and wait for the economy to improve."
The group also says that 'a large proportion' of the estimated 500,000 Poles who will stay in the UK are families with young children.'
Research published by the Federation also shows that there has been a 42.9 per cent increase in the number of Polish-speaking children in schools in London.

Around 200,000 Poles have left the UK in the past year, particularly childless couples or single workers who are now looking for work in countries such as Norway or Holland.

Professor George Kolankiewicz, of the Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies University College London said: 'With the five year permanent residence status now coming closer for the first wave of post 2004 migrants we are seeing labour migration turning into settlement.

'All research indicates that they are not likely to seek UK citizenship in the short term but will make their future here as Polish citizens under the umbrella of EU legislation.'

Sectors where large numbers of eastern European immigrants are employed  -  including the building and distribution industries  -  have been the hardest hit by the economic slump.

Source of http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Chcesz na bieżąco czytać o wydarzeniach w UK? Pobierz aplikację Polish Express News na Androida i iOS.
Materiał chroniony prawem autorskim. Kopiowanie i publikowanie wyłącznie za zgodą wydawcy.


Podobne artykuły

The 10 WORST employers in the UK – check out how YOUR employer rates!

The 10 WORST employers in the UK – check out how YOUR employer rates!

We all complain about our bosses – we tend to perceive them as born evil, true monsters preying on our labour in exchange for poor wages. But are we really so unfortunate? It appears that others do have...

Poles live on benefits - myth busted! Poles contribute strongly to the British economy

Poles live on benefits - myth busted! Poles contribute strongly to the British economy

British populist politicians have recently gained a lot from fuelling the hostility towards Poles and immigrants from other CEE countries. The hyped opposition towards immigration also affected the June...

Polish Season in the UK

Polish Season in the UK

The Polish Season in the UK is a festival of Polish art, culture and heritage and it will begin in May 2009, and last through May 2010.

Huge success of Panorama Beauty Fair in London!

Huge success of Panorama Beauty Fair in London!

5th edition of London’s Polish beauty fair was pronounced a success by the organizers, exhibitors and visitors. Engaging seminars, workshops, visitor incentives, competitions and a great variety...

The Polish Wave Returns to the UK

The Polish Wave Returns to the UK

More and more Poles are heading back to the UK after failing to find an employment in Poland.

fot. Getty

From now on you can read Polish Express in English and share it with your english-speaking friends!

It is from today that Polish Express is also available in English version - we want to be closer to ordinary British citizens and to open up to them. We care about the British who do not know the Polish...

fot. Getty

From now on you can read Polish Express in English and share it with your english-speaking friends!

It is from today that Polish Express is also available in English version - we want to be closer to ordinary British citizens and to open up to them. We care about the British who do not know the Polish...

fot. shutterstock/getty

Warm words of encouragement - read a touching letter from a British citizen!

Here's another touching letter from the “Polish Express” reader. Read these beautiful words of encouragement and solidarity

fot.

Exclusively in Polish Express: Theresa May answers the questions asked by Poles living in the UK!

Last week British Prime Minister's Press Office asked Polish Express to prepare a few questions which Theresa May could answer before meeting with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło on Monday. We decided...

Do you have a Packaged Bank Account? See how you can get up to £ 4,500 back!

Do you have a Packaged Bank Account? See how you can get up to £ 4,500 back!

Every person which has a bank account can be charged with unused and unnecessary services, for which the bank charges fees. In this guide, you will learn how to save on accounts of Packaged Bank Account...