Net migration to the UK: down 89,000 in a year

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It’s that time of year again: the release of migration statistics. Many will be keen to inspect how close these numbers come to the Conservative’s target to reduce net migration to 100,000 by 2015 when they will again face the vote.

The latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics show that net migration was 153,000 in the year ending September 2012, compared to 242,000 the previous year.

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