Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released new quarterly migration figures in the United Kingdom, revealing that long-term net migration is up yet again, to 323,000 in the year to September 2015. The rise is up 31,000 on the previous years.
Immigration was up 2,000 on the year, while emigration fell 29,000.
The figure reveals a lower net migration figure than the previous declared quarter (to June 2015) though this has not been prompted by immigration – still at over 600,000 – but rather, due to a decrease people leaving the country. Net migration is the total number of people in, minus the total number of people out.
Net migration into the UK hit a record high of 336,000 in the year up to June 2015, representing a 34 per cent increase in the space of a year.