Impacts on the UK: Provides a hard-working, motivated workforce, fill skill shortages, contribute to the local and national economy, tend to be young so they balance UK's ageing population, can put strain on local services for example schools and housing.
Impacts on Poland: Almost £4 billion was sent back to Poland from abroad. Fewer unemployed people have been left looking for jobs in Poland. However, labour shortages have been caused in service, building and science industries. People from othe countries such as Ukraine and Belarus have been invited to Poland to fill labour shortages.
In 2004, Poland and seven other Eastern European countries joined the EU. As a result of this, a wave of migration hit the UK. By 2008, over 850 000 had registered work in the UK.