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Net migration into UK rises to record in 12 months to March

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 05:50

Migrants gathering near the Channel Tunnel access in Frethun, near Calais, France. French and British authorities last week agreed on new controls around the Channel Tunnel at Calais in a bid to stop would-be migrants entering the UK illegally.


NET long-term migration to the United Kingdom rose to 330,000 in the year ending March 2015, the highest on record and more than three times Prime Minister David Cameron's target of below 100,000.

The rise represented an increase of 94,000 from the 12 months ending March

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