More EU nationals left UK last year than arrived for first time in three decades
More EU nationals left the UK last year than arrived for the first time in three decades as a net 94,000 departed, piling further pressure on Britain's labour crisis.
Net migration plunged to just 34,000 in 2020, down from 271,000 the previous year, as pandemic travel restrictions curbed movement and new post-Brexit immigration rules came into force, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed. It measures the difference between those coming into and leaving the UK.
The net fall in EU nationals from the UK, compares with 2019 and 2018, when the number rose by 32,000 and 51,000 respectively. The last time the UK experienced net emigration by EU nationals was in 1991, when the bloc was much smaller and 1,000 left the UK.
The ONS data also …
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