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UK Net Migration Hits a Record Half a Million

Long-term net migration to the UK in the year ending June 2022 has hit a record half a million, according to official figures published on Thursday.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said an estimated 1.1 million people moved to the UK during the year, 504,000 more than those who left.
It’s a sharp increase compared to the year ending June 2021, when long-term net migration was estimated to be 239,000.
According to The Migration Observatory’s analysis of ONS data, the previously record was an estimated 379,000 in 2015.
Alp Mehmet, chairman of Migration Watch UK, said the “unprecedented” figure is “truly breathtaking” and urged the government to set out a plan to bring down the level of net migration….

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