UK immigration falls to five-year lows, as EU-worker rush slows

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UK immigration falls to five-year lows, as EU-worker rush slows

On Friday, the 24th of May 2019, UK Official data had revealed that the number of long-term immigrations to Britain had been dropped to a five-year low in 2018, partly catalyzed by a fall of influx of EU workers over concerns of an upcoming Brexit.

Besides, since Britain had voted to leave European Union back in 2016, inflows of EU-workers had been shrinking sharply and this time, it had fallen to an almost decade-low figure.

According to official data revealed on Friday (May 24th), number of people migrating to Britain for more than a year, minus those who had left, fell to 2,58,000 in 2018 from 2,85,000 a year earlier, although, the former UK PM May, who resigned earlier on Friday (May 24th) had long been trying to limit the figure below 1,00,000.

Apart from that, Friday’s (May 24th) data had also revealed that the net migration from EU, a 28-nation pact of European countries excluding Britain, had been dropped to 74,000, its lowest level since 2009, while a statistician at the Office of National Statistics, Jay Lindop said, “Since 2016, the pattern of migration to the UK for work has been changing. Long-term immigration to the UK for work has fallen, mainly driven by the decline in EU arrivals”.