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Number of EU citizens moving to the UK at lowest level since 2012

by Ray Clancy on September 17, 2018

The number of people moving to live and work in the UK has fallen to the lowest level since 2012, official statistics show.

But there were still 90,000 more EU citizens arriving than leaving in the 12 months to March 2018, the data from the Office for National Statistics also shows.

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Overall, the number of EU citizens coming to the UK to work has continued to decrease. The main decrease between 2016 and 2017 was in EU citizens looking for work, but much of the most recent decrease can be accounted for by a fall in the number coming to the UK for a definite job over the last year, particularly citizens of EU15 countries.

The figures show that overall around 270,000 more people are coming to the UK than leaving, so net migration is continuing to add to the UK population. Net migration has been broadly stable since peak levels seen in 2015 and 2016. [click to continue…]

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