Office for National Statistics

The Story Of Net Migration – 1975-2013

In a major blow to one of the government’s flagship commitments, the latest data shows that net migration in the year to September 2013 reached 212,000, just 40,000 shy of the largest net flow into Britain since passenger flows have been recorded. Net migration on the present scale is unprecedented in history. Between 1975 and […]

The Latest Immigration Figures Are Grist To The Mill For Euro-sceptics

By Sir Andrew GreenChairman of Migration Watch UK 28 February, 2014 Yesterday’s immigration figures are clearly bad news for the Government.  A doubling of net migration from the EU to 130,000 in the year to last September has blown them off course.  A continued inflow from Poland seems to have been augmented by workers from Italy, […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On The National Statistics Of Romanians And Bulgarians In Uk

The Office for National Statistics has today released its quarterly Labour Market Statistics which show that the number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK in the period October-December 2013 was estimated to be 144,000. This is compared to 102,000 for the same period in 2012, an increase of 41 percent.  Commenting on these figures, Sir […]

Latest Population Projections For The Uk

  1. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) revises its population projections for the UK every two years.  The 2012 based projections have recently been published. [1] 2. The population is currently around 64 million. By the end of the next Parliament it is projected to have grown by 3 million people – six times the population […]

Response To Cream Paper On Contribution Of Migrants To Economy

Summary 1.  The press release, much publicised by the BBC, was heavily slanted to obscure the report’s finding that all migrants in the UK, regardless of their year of arrival, made a negative fiscal contribution of £95.4 billion between 1995 and 2011.   It also obscured the finding that, in respect of those who have arrived […]

The Release Of 2012-based Population Projections

Commenting on the population projections released by the ONS today, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: ''These latest projections confirm that we are still on course for a continued and substantial increase in population. By the end of the next Parliament the population will have increased by 3 million, the equivalent of […]

The Migration Matters Trust And Their Estimate Of Migration From Bulgaria And Romania

On 8th August the Migration Matters Trust (MMT), chaired by Barbara Roche and co-chaired by Gavin Barwell MP published their estimate of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria which they put at 20,000 for 2014.[1],[2]. On 18 August an article in The Observer quoted Atul Hatwal the Director of the MMT as saying that higher claims […]

Ons Labour Market Statistics

Commenting on the ONS’s Labour market statistics, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said: “This increase of just over a third in Romanian and Bulgarian workers in the UK over the past year is a sharp increase on the previous trend. It suggests that still larger numbers will arrive next year when our […]

Public Administration Select Committee Report On Migration Statistics

26 July,2013 Commenting on the report, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: "Better statistics would, of course, be helpful. But blunt instruments have their uses. The immigration target has been vital in turning around immigration policy which has already resulted in a reduction of approximately 100,000 in net migration. The exact figure […]

Immigration Undercounted By ½ Million. Statisticians Refuse To Publish New Figures. Revised Figures Would Show 4 Million Immigrants Under Labour.

A study issued today by Migrationwatch UK has examined how the number of EU immigrants has been undercounted by half a million over a ten year period – a difference the size of Manchester. The mistake was discovered by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) when they compared the results of the recent census with […]

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