This week BBC London is taking an in-depth look at immigration and the changing face of the capital –
Over the course of the week, journalists will be examining:
- What London will look like in 20 years time?
- Does London benefit from immigration?
- Why do immigrants want to come to London?
- Do immigrants jump the queues for housing waiting lists?
In twenty years time, it is predicted the number of people from a Black or Asian background will have doubled, compared to the level in 1991.
BBC London’s Marc Ashdown visits the diverse borough of Newham to see what the residents make of the changing face of London.
A survey by the London Chamber of Commerce has found that businesses are broadly in favour of immigration.
Two out of three businesses in the capital think they would be less competitive without migrant workers.
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