Friday, 27 November 2015

Migration boosts Budget review

Annual net migration to Britain in June hit a record high of 336,000, according to the ONS. In total, 636,000 immigrants arrived in the year to June. The OBR indicated that population growth fuelled by migration and foreign workers' contribution to the economy was a major factor in boosting the Chancellor’s revised five-year forecast. ONS data showed 75% of new jobs in the last year went to foreigners. However, the NI number count showed the amount of registered foreigners was up by 29% on the previous year. Alp Mehmet of Migration Watch UK said: “If these numbers continue the pressure on our infrastructure will intensify.”

The Guardian

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