Brexodus quickens: 122,000 EU citizens leave UK as net migration hits lowest level for three years

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Brexodus quickens: 122,000 EU citizens leave UK as net migration hits lowest level for three years

Post by Guest on Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:58 pm

The number of EU citizens emigrating from Britain has increased by a third to 122,000 over the past year in the wake of the EU referendum, new figures have found. Net migration has fallen by a quarter in the past year to 246,000, driven by the departure of EU citizens in the wake of the Brexit vote.


Nicola White, head of international migration statistics at the ONS, said: "The net migration change was driven by an increase in emigration, mainly for EU citizens and in particular EU8 citizens, and a decrease in immigration across all groups.
“These results are similar to 2016 estimates (published in May 2017) and indicate that the EU referendum result may be influencing people’s decision to migrate into and out of the UK, particularly EU and EU8 citizens.
"It is too early to tell if this is an indication of a long-term trend.”



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/24/brexodus-quickens-migration-uk-hits-lowest-level-three-years/

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