Two University College London academics published a report today about the cost of migration, which the newspapers have used to reach radically different conclusions.
Tomorrow's Independent front page: 'EU migrants add £20bn to the economy in decade' pic.twitter.com/7UP1muML9j— PoliticsHome (@politicshome) November 4, 2014
Meanwhile other papers like the Telegraph raged about the "£120bn cost of Labour's policy on immigration".
Tomorrow's Telegraph front page: '£120bn cost of Labour's policy on immigration' pic.twitter.com/5t3MzL5fcK— PoliticsHome (@politicshome) November 4, 2014
However, the report's authors are not impressed with the Telegraph's headline. Professor Christian Dustmann, director of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), told the Huffington Post UK it was "kind of ridiculous and suggests they really didn't read our paper".
With politicians like Ukip leader Nigel Farage warning that immigration "is going to get bigger" as an issue, Prof Dustmann says the headline conclusion of his study is that recent migrants "have made a substantive net fiscal contribution" to Britain.
"The debate is about recent immigration, that's why we focus on recent immigrants," the UCL academic explains, "they guys pay more than what they take out."
Jonathan Portes, director of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, told HuffPost UK: "There are lots of numbers in this report so its quite easy for people to pick the number they want."
"The report clearly shows that the contribution from recent immigrants is considerable," he added.
Here is what you need to know about the heavyweight report showing that recent migrants more than pay their way.