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    EU migration to UK sees drop as Brexit approaches

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    Migration from the EU to the United Kingdom in 2018 reached the lowest level since 2009, with a total 57,000 people net making the move, according to a new migration report. Research also shows that more “EU8” citizens – those from the Central and Eastern European countries – left the UK than arrived in 2018. This data differs from those recorded from all other EU countries, where the UK has continued to see more people arriving than leaving.  

    This figure contrasts with the total net migration of non-EU citizens, which reached the highest estimate since 2004, rising to 261,000 people.

    Immigration to the UK for work has also fallen to its lowest level since 2014.

    Brussels Times