Emigration from UK falls to ten-year low

first_img Share Tags: NULL Emigration from UK falls to ten-year low EMIGRATION from the UK plummeted in 2009, according to government figures released yesterday.And more pressure was piled on the Conservative pledge to cap net migration after it increased to 198,000 – but only because of the drop in people leaving.Immigration actually fell by 23,000. The number of UK citizens leaving the country decreased to 140,000, a ten year low—and a 19 per cent fall on the previous year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).And the overall number of people emigrating (including foreigners) also fell sharply, by 59,000.The Conservatives went into the last election with a key promise to reduce net migration to below six figures. The policy has come under fire from business groups, such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and British Chamber of Commerce (BCC).David Frost of the BCC said last week: “The Prime Minister has said Britain is ‘open for business’. Our migration policies must reflect that sentiment.” John Philpott, an economist at the CIPD said that a cap on the supply of labour will create unmet demand. “That means either vacancies are unfilled, or that employers compete for staff, driving up wages,” he argued.Earlier in the year business secretary Vince Cable clashed with Conservative minister Damian Green who claimed that net migration figures “show why we must tighten our immigration system”. Cable disputed the claim, telling the Financial Times that “the increase in recorded immigration has nothing to do with the number of non-EU work permits issued: they actually declined.”Yesterday’s data showed non-EU immigration almost unchanged from that seen in 2008.The Conservatives have pledged to make the law business friendly by exempting inter-company transfers, allowing multinational companies to bring in staff from their branches outside the EU. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald whatsappcenter_img Thursday 25 November 2010 7:58 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼last_img