Understanding the rise in Channel crossings
Think tank: IPPR
Author(s): Marley Morris; Amreen Qureshi
October 26, 2022
This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at some of the potential factors explaining the recent rise in Channel crossings.
This briefing draws on interviews with key experts and stakeholders – including those with lived experience of crossing the Channel in small boats – as well as analysis of Home Office data. It sets out some of the potential factors explaining the recent rise, gives an overview of the government’s approach up till now and assesses its potential implications. It also sets out some potential ways forward, which we intend to explore and assess in more detail in our final report for this project.