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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.

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917,000 National Insurance numbers for foreign nationals

A total of 917,000 foreign nationals registered for a national insurance number in the 12 months to June, official figures show.

Number of people from overseas who registered for a national insurance number in the year to June

The figure was almost two thirds (62%) higher than the same period last year.

Three quarters of the total registrations - 697,000 - were for citizens from EU citizens - an increase of 66% compared with the previous year.

Number of EU citizens who registered for national insurance number in the UK

Romanians accounted for the most, with 170,000, followed by Poles with 128,000. There were 44,000 for Bulgarians.

The most common nationality allocated an NI number from outside the EU was Indian, with 40,000, the figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

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