Office for National Statistics


Immigration And Visa Statistics

Commenting on the latest immigration and visa statistics released this morning, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “The latest immigration figures are very good news. Net migration is down by 89,000 on the previous year and the government have achieved this without harming the business or university sectors. University applicants are up […]

The British In Europe

There are 407,000 British workers in other countries of the European Union, compared to over 1.4 million workers from another EU country in the UK. To see the full Briefing Paper No 4.21 click here.

Sir Andrew Green’s Letter In The Daily Telegraph

Curbing Immigration  Sir, I am most grateful for your generous endorsement of Migrationwatch in today’s editorial (“Labour has no right to lecture on immigration”). Looking ahead, we must recognize that many are shell shocked by the pace of change in our society, now underscored by the census results.  Integrating the nearly three million immigrants who […]

Speech By Labour Party Leader, Ed Miliband This Morning

Following the speech made this morning by the Labour Party Leader, Ed Miliband, Sir Andrew Green said: "The steps which Ed Miliband outlined to promote integration are perfectly sensible but there was a glaring gap in his speech – namely his failure to say anything significant about limiting the scale of future immigration. Apparently, he is […]

Census Results: Comment By Sir Andrew Green

11 December, 2012 Following the release of today's Census results, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, commented:  "This is the clear result of Labour’s mass immigration policy which brought nearly four million immigrants to England and Wales in ten years. Immigration on this scale is completely unacceptable to the vast majority of the […]

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 […]

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