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The Independent

Internet migration to the UK reaches report excessive of half one million, ONS estimates present



Internet migration to the UK has reached a report excessive, with an estimated 504,000 extra folks arriving into the UK than departing up to now 12 months, new ONS estimates present.

It is usually the primary time since 1991 that extra EU nationals have left the UK than arrived. Internet migration of EU nationals is minus 51,000 for the 12 months as much as June 2022, new estimates present.

Complete immigration to the UK is at its highest degree since ONS began recording the statistics in 1964 – with 1.1million folks arriving up to now 12 months.

Internet migration can also be at its highest degree since data started. The final time internet migration to the UK was this excessive was in March 2015, when the determine was 331,000.

Within the 12 months as much as June 2022, the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics estimated that internet migration of non-EU nationals to the UK was 509,000.

Commenting on the statistics, Jay Lindop, ONS’ deputy director of the Centre for Worldwide Migration, mentioned that various world occasions had pushed up migration to the UK up to now 12 months.

She mentioned that worldwide migration patterns within the 12 months to June 2022 have been “unprecedented”.

“These embody the top of lockdown restrictions within the UK, the primary full interval following transition from the EU, the battle in Ukraine, the resettlement of Afghans and the brand new visa route for Hong Kong British Nationals (Abroad), which have all contributed to the report ranges of long-term immigration we now have seen,” she added.

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