Migration Figures: Everything You Need to Know

  • net migration stood at 323,000 in the year ending September 2015
  • up from 292,000 in the year ending September 2014
  • 617,000 people immigrated to the UK in the year ending September 2015
  • up from 615,000 in the previous year
  • 290,000 immigrated for work
  • but 41% did not have a definite job to go to
  • Immigration of EU citizens to the UK in the year ending September 2015 was 257,000
  • up from 246,000 the previous year
  • Increase in immigration of EU2 citizens (Bulgaria and Romania) 55,000 in year ending September 2015
  • up from 15,000 in previous year

Cameron’s promise was to reduce net migration to tens of thousands a year…

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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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