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Britain's Net Migration Climbs To Highest Level In Decade

Thu, 21st May 2015 10:25

London (Alliance News) - Britain's annual net migration soared by 52% to its highest level for almost a decade, the government said on Thursday, as Prime Minister David Cameron was expected to unveil new measures to reduce immigration.

Estimated net long-term migration to Britain rose to 318,000 last year from 209,000 in 2013, a "statistically significant increase," the Office for National Statistics said.

Net migration remained just below a peak of 320,000 in the year to June 2005, the office said in a quarterly report.

An estimated 641,000 people immigrated to Britain in 2014, up from 526,000 in 2013.

"There were statistically significant increases for immigration of EU (non-British) citizens, up 67,000 to 268,000; and non-EU citizens, up 42,000 to 290,000," the report said.

The new data add to the pressure on Cameron, who had vowed to cut annual net migration to below 100,000 before national elections on May 7, when his Conservative party won a parliamentary majority.

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