Net migration in the UK is at an all-time high, surpassing pre-Brexit levels

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Net migration in the UK reached a record high of 504,000 last year, surpassing pre-Brexit levels.

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that the net migration increased from 173,000 in the year to June 2021 to 504,000 in the year to June 2021, an increase of 331,000.

The total – based on the number entering the UK minus the number leaving the UK – is 170,000 more than the previous post-war record of 331,000 set in 2015.

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The increase stems from an increase in visas for foreigners to live, study and work in the UK, which exceeded one million for the first time in the year to June.

The increase has also been fueled by the arrival of Ukrainian and Afghan refugees and Hong Kongers, on top of a drop in the number of people leaving the UK.

The figures will raise concerns about the government’s pledge in the election manifesto to curb net migration, a promise reiterated by Rishi Sunak as prime minister and Ms Braverman, who told the Tory conference that her ambition was to bring it under to bring the 100,000.

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They are significantly higher than the 224,000 projected for next year by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) as part of its fall statement and predicted steady decline to 205,000 annually.

It is clear, however, that Home Affairs Ministers are pressuring Number 10 about the need for measures to curb uneconomic legal migration to fulfill the Tories’ promise in the manifesto.

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These may include restrictions on students’ rights to employ dependents, a crackdown on those who fail to complete their courses but remain in the UK, and curbing overseas students taking “unprofitable” low-quality courses. The salary limit for skilled workers could also be increased.

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