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Migration from EU to UK continues to fall, ONS figures show

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The number of EU citizens moving to the UK has continued to decrease over the last year, figures show.EU net migration has returned to the level last seen in 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics data which covers the year to March 2018. Overall net migration, the difference between the number of people coming to live in the UK for at least 12 months and those leaving, was 270,000.The government wants to cut overall net migration to the tens of thousands.
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Estimated net long-term migration to the UK from the EU was 87,000 in year to the end of March.
"Much of the recent fall is in people from the western European countries that make up the 'EU15' group coming to the UK for a definite job," said ONS statistician Nicola Rogers.Separate data from the Labour Force Survey for April to June 2018, shows there were 86,000 fewer EU nationals working in the UK than a year earlier.That represents the largest annual fall since comparable records began in 1997.Meanwhile, the number of non-EU nationals working in the UK rose by 74,000 to 1.27 million.
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