November 26, 2015
The latest Immigration Statistics released by the Office for National Statistics show that net migration to the UK in the year ending June 2015 was 336,000.
Commenting, Alp Mehmet, Vice Chairman of Migration Watch UK said:
These are very disappointing figures, net migration is running at a third of a million a year with no sign of any forthcoming reduction.
If these numbers continue the pressure on our infrastructure will intensify. For example, the efforts announced yesterday to increase house building will be wholly inadequate in addressing the huge demand on housing.
The statistics also show that 655,000 National Insurance Numbers, which include short-term migrants, were issued to EU nationals in the last year, an increase of 150,000. This demonstrates the importance of the governmentâ€™s planned renegotiation on Britainâ€™s relationship with the European Union to reduce the inflow of migrants from Europe.