New Net Migration Statistics; What the figures actually Mean..

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Key facts:
– Net Migration stood at 246,000 in the year ending March 2017, down by 81,000 as compared with the year ending March 2016.
– More than half of this fall, has come falls in the net migration of EU citizens (from 178,000 in the year ending March 2016, to 127,000), which experienced an increase in emigration (particularly for EU8 migrants) and a fall in immigration 
– 275,000 people migrated to the UK for work, with 188,000 of them coming with a definate job and the remainder looking for work
-There has been a fall in the number of people coming for long-term study, down by 27,000 as compared with year ending March 2016
– 16,211 people were granted asylum, resettlement or an alternative form of protection in Year ending June 2017; this is a 7% increase from 15,108 in the previous year. 
In the year to March 2017

81,000

decrease in net migration

246,000

net migration to the UK, lowest figure for three years

  • Net EU migration fell by 51,000
  • ‘EU8’ emigration rose by 17,000

See the full report here

Immigration and border control signs at Edinburgh Airport

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