Net immigration to UK falls to lowest since Dec 2013 - ONS
LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Net immigration to Britain sank
to its lowest level since 2013 during the 12 months to the end
of March, driven by a continued fall in the number of immigrants
from the European Union since 2016's Brexit referendum, official
figures showed on Thursday.
Some 612,000 people moved to the United Kingdom during the
12 months to March, while 385,000 people emigrated, reducing net
immigration to 226,000, its lowest since the 12 months to the
end of December 2013, the Office for National Statistics said.
The data are based on a new experimental series that aims to
reduce previous flaws that led to an undercounting of EU
long-term immigrants and overestimating how many non-EU students
remained in Britain after their studies.
(Reporting by David Milliken, editing by Andy Bruce)
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