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1

What are the positive effects on Slough?

Multi - ethnic: Bida restaurant on Farnham Rd/Polski Oaza bar on Farnham Road
Created jobs: Polish speaking classroom assistants, job centre specialists help avoid exploitation
Filled lower skilled jobs: 61% hire for superior skills and hard working attitude
Migrants contribute £4.96 BILLION more than they take out

2

What are the negative effects on Slough?

Newcomers threaten social cohesion - already 1/3 residents from ethnic minorities
Pressure on schools/healthcare.housing/welfare
Higher costs for Polish speaking classroom assistants = 1 new pupil is £5,500 a year
Still sector shortages - dentists
Benefit Tourism - Poles can claim child benefit, tax credits and housing benefit if they register to work
£24,000 spent on thermal imaging drone

3

What are the positive effects on Poland?

Send remittances home raising consumer power
Only 22% intend to stay LT so Poland not losing out
Zloty strengthening against weakened £ due to pay differential
Earn 5 times more than in Poland
1 in 5 unemployed in Gdansk
Experience training and experience to then take back to use in Poland
Young in Poland are lonely

4

What are the negative effects on Poland?

Exploitation from bosses, landlords
15 migrant workers in a single house
Poland divorce rate doubled
Recession so lots moved back to Poland

5

What encourages the migration?

English 2nd language
Cheap easy flights
bridgeheader communtieis
UK skills shortage in construction and agriculture
Earn 5 times more
Unemployment
Lonely and young in Poland

6

What is Aik Saath?

An organisation dedicated to keeping the peace between communities from different areas of the world.

7

What has the large influx of eastern European migrants been balanced by?

Increasing number of people leaving the UK for good - e.g elderly moving to Spain.