EU migration to the UK

According to data collected by the Office for National Statistics, net long-term migration to the UK from the EU is at its lowest since the year ending March 2013.

Figures painted a picture that overall, about 280,000 more people came to the UK than left in 2017.

EU-UK immigrationEmigration, which is the act of leaving the country you currently reside in to move to another country (often permanently), has gradually increased.

Net migration from countries outside the EU – the difference between the number of people coming to live in the UK and those emigrating – rose to 227,000, the highest since September 2010.

Therefore, positive net migration is still occurring, but geographically, a new trend is emerging.

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