Students push immigration from outside EU to highest ever level - News Summed Up

Students push immigration from outside EU to highest ever level


Overall non-EU net migration was 282,000 in the year to DecemberImmigration to the UK from outside the EU is at its highest since records began, official figures published yesterday showed. Increases in the number of migrants from south and east Asia, including China, India and the Philippines, pushed overall arrivals from non-EU states to 404,000 last year, the biggest total since the Office for National Statistics began collecting the figures in 1975. Overseas students from outside the EU are now at their highest level in eight years, driven by substantial increases in migrants from China and India. Work visas issued to Indians, Nigerians and Filipinos have also risen. The number of national insurance numbers issued to non-EU citizens rose by 100,000 to 330,000 in the year to March, the biggest annual rise in 18 years.


Source: The Times May 21, 2020 23:03 UTC



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