1. National

Net migration hits highest level on record

Net migration to Britain was an estimated 330,000 in the year to March - the highest figure on record, official figures have confirmed.

View all 12 updates ›

Record number of EU migrants arriving in UK

The number of EU citizens immigrating to the UK is at a record high, according to the Office for National Statistics.

  • A total of 269,000 were estimated to have come to the UK in the year to March, up 26% on the previous year.
  • 61% of EU citizens immigrating for work had a definite job offer.
  • 39% were intending to look for a job rather than taking up an offer of employment.
  • 53,000 Romanian and Bulgarian citizens immigrated to the UK - almost double the 28,000 in the previous 12 months.

More on this story