Views from two cities about migration to the UK
3 December 2013 Last updated at 07:51 GMT
On New Year's Day, the restrictions on people from Bulgaria and Romania wanting to live and work in the UK will be lifted.
When both countries joined the European Union in 2007, controls were placed on the number of citizens who could seek jobs in other EU states.
The BBC's Graham Satchell reports from London and Peterborough on how the arrival of new EU migrants is viewed by local people.