Reform Scotland

Taking Scotland out of the immigration target

Reform Scotland, the independent non-party think tank, has today called for the UK Government to remove Scotland from its immigration target, as it has announced it will do for doctors and nurses coming to work in the NHS.

The think tank has today released a new paper – Taking Scotland out of the immigration target – which has highlighted that:

  • Scotland’s fertility rate is lower than every other country and region in the UK
  • Over the next 25 years the number of births minus the number of deaths is projected to be negative
  • Any increases in population will come from migration