• Monday, September 26, 2022

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Record decrease in net migration since Brexit outcome

The Office for National Statistics have revealed EU citizens leaving Great Britain increased by 29 per cent to 123,000 with 43,000 of those saying they were returning to their native countries. (Photo credit: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

THE aftermath of the Brexit vote may have affected the dramatic decrease in net migration to the UK, it has been suggested in a new report released last Thursday (30). The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed EU citizens leaving Great Britain increased by 29 per cent to 123,000 with 43,000 of those saying they were returning to their native countries. The figures are the highest level of EU emigration from the UK since 2008. The statistics showed overall that over 550,000 people arrived in Britain, while over 340,000 emigrated. Nicola White, the ONS head of international migration statistics,…

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