Net migration to the UK has stabilised

In the year to June 2011, net migration to the UK was 250,000 which follows a peak in the figures of 255,000 to September 2010, according to figures published today by the ONS. It is estimated that total long-term immigration to the UK in the year to June 2011 was 593,000, which compares to a 582,000 in the year to … Continue reading

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32 million foreigners living in the 27 EU States last year

The biggest driver of population growth in most EU Member States in recent years has been immigration. In fact, between 2004 and 2008, 3 to 4 million immigrants settled in the each year. This is according to the third Demography Report just published by the EU. In total, in 2010, there were 32.4 million foreigners living in an EU27 Member … Continue reading

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6.4% of EU 27 population made up of foreign citizens

Analysis just published by eurostat shows that on 1 January 2009, 31.9 million foreign citizens lived in the EU27 Member States, of which 11.9 million were citizens of another EU27 Member State. The rest were citizens of countries outside the EU27, in particular from other European countries (7.2 million), Africa (4.9 million), Asia (4.0 million) and the American continent (3.3 … Continue reading

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UK population rises by over 400,000

The population of the UK rose by 408,000 in the year to mid-2008, giving a total of 61,383,000. This amounted to an increase of 0.7%. This compares with a growth rate of 0.2% from 1981-91; 0.3% from 1991-2001; and, 0.5% since 2001. This is an increase of two million people living in the UK in the past 8 years.   … Continue reading

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EU immigrants: Are they a benefit to the UK?

The answer is a resounding “yes” according to research just published by the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at University College London. They analysed immigrants from the so-called A8 countries from Central and Eastern Europe, which joined the EU in May 2004. These countries include the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Poland.   … Continue reading

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