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Net immigration increases in the UK

Immigration has been a very controversial subject in the UK for some time now and figures from the Office for National Statistics will do nothing to calm this argument. The figures show that a net 196,000 more people came to the UK in 2010 than departed for foreign shores. A more detailed breakdown of the figures shows 567,000 arrivals in the UK and 371,000 people leaving the country. So why the significant increase in net immigration?

It seems that fewer and fewer people are leaving the UK to either return to their homelands or else emigrate to pastures new. Figures from the Office for National Statistics also confirmed that the UK population has increased by a net of 1.2 million purely and simply because of immigration. This will no doubt relight the flame of the argument between the Labour Party and the Conservative Party regarding immigration controls and immigration figures in the UK.

At a time when the UK benefits system is literally being stretched to the limit the last thing the UK government needs is for net immigration to move out of control. Whether or not this is a one-off increase remains to be seen but alarm bells are starting to ring in some quarters of the UK government.

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