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Latest ONS report shows significant increase in people immigrating to the UK

The latest Office for National Statistics report, Migration Statistics Quarterly Report, emphasises the need for employers to be ever-vigilant in conducting the statutory duty to prevent illegal working checks on prospective employees as required under S.21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 583,000 people immigrated to the UK in the year ending June 2014, a statistically significant increase from 502,000 in the previous 12 months.

There were statistically significant increases in immigration of EU (up 45,000) and non-EU (up 30,000) citizens. The statistically significant increase of 30,000 in immigration of non-EU citizens to 272,000 was in part driven by an increase in immigration to accompany/join others up 19,000 to 54,000. This increase follows a steady decline in non-EU immigration since the peak of 334,000 in 2011.

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