Office for National Statistics

Is The Fall In Net Immigration Due To A Fall In Student Numbers?

Immigration data The latest net migration statistics to March 2012 show a significant fall in net migration to 183,000 – a reduction of 59,000 from the figure for year ending March 2011.  According to the ONS News release “this reduction in immigration was largely due to fewer people arriving to study….” In fact, the main […]

Migration Statistics

This morning the ONS released the latest net migration statistics for the year ending March 2012, showing that net migration has fallen to 183,000 from 242,000 the previous year. Commenting, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: "At last we can see some light at the end of the tunnel. We can now […]

Immigration Caps Don’t Hamper The Economic Recovery. Why Pretend Otherwise?

By Sir Andrew Green, Chairman, Migration Watch UK The immigration lobby are getting desperately short of arguments to set against the huge costs of mass immigration.  The first body blow was a House of Lords report which “found no evidence…… that net migration generates significant economic benefits for the existing UK population.” (See abstract here).  […]

Net Migration Figure For 2011

Commenting on today's net migration figure for 2011, Sir Andrew Green said : “These figures are a disappointment. Net migration remains far too high. Today’s numbers underline the huge difficulty of getting immigration back under control after thirteen years of chaos. The government is on the right track and numbers will come down in future […]

The Latest Net Migration Statistics

Commenting on the latest net migration statistics released by the ONS this morning Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: 'You cannot expect to repair 15 years of mismanagement in 15 months, but it is worrying news that net migration is still running at a quarter of a million a year. There is no […]

Foreign Nationals Occupy 1 In 5 Of London’s Social Housing

Figures just obtained from the Office of National Statistics show that foreign national families live in over 350,000 council and housing association properties in the capital while British nationals occupy 1.5 million. That is just under 20% of the entire stock of social homes which are occupied by those who have not been here long […]

The Latest Net Migration Figures

The latest net migration figure (to June 2011) is 250,000. Commenting, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:  "These figures are disappointing. They show that the immigration super tanker has been brought to a halt but massive efforts by the government will be essential if their manifesto promise is to be kept. For […]

Ons Released Further Population Projections

Today, the ONS released further population projections based on varying net migration estimates. Commenting, Sir Andrew Green said: "These latest official projections underline the huge importance of the government keeping to its promise to get net migration down below 100,000. Even at 100,000 these figures show that our population will reach 70 million in less than […]

Comment On Latest Net Migration Figure

ONS data released this morning shows that net migration in 2010 reached 252,000, the highest calendar year on record. Commenting Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “At over a quarter of a million in 2010, net migration was the highest it has ever been. It was more than five times the level […]

Ons Data Confirms Uk Population To Hit 80 Million By 2056

Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “ONS data todays confirms the shocking fact that the UK population is projected to hit 80 million by 2056, overtaking Germany in the process – despite having far less space – to become the most populous nation in the EU. We must get net migration down […]

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