Up to 4 million British people cannot get the work they want because of cheap foreign labour, a report has claimed.
A paper by the think-tank said there were about 1.5 million Britons looking for jobs and another million who worked part-time but struggled to find full-time employment.
But official figures did not take into account those who wanted to increase their hours, for instance boosting their time at work from 16 to 20 hours, or who were looking for a second job to top up their income.
Up to 4 million British people cannot get the work they want because of cheap foreign labour, a report by MigrationWatch has claimed. (File photo)
The new research by MigrationWatch, based on analysis of Office for National Statistics figures, suggested the number of people failing to get the work they wanted – the so-called ‘under-employed’ – was 4 million.
The report found that, despite record employment rates for UK-born workers, complaints by businesses that they could not fin