An Evidence Base on Migration and Integration in London Ben Gidley, Hiranthi Jayaweera


This report aims to present a picture of migration in London and the key issues around migrant integration. It draws together the state of the academic and policy literature with as recent as possible primary data provided by the GLA and UK Border Agency and original data analysis conducted by COMPAS. It presents the broad contours of the contemporary migration landscape in London, before looking at each of the Mayor’s integration strategy core themes in terms of barriers and factors to successful integration and policy implications arising. It concludes with a framework of interventions, noting the policy priorities arising from the evidence for each of the themes.


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