India leading country of birth of UK migrants

intermigraAccording to statistics released by UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) India is the most common country of birth for migrants born outside the UK, with 793,000 India born UK residents recorded over the last year.

ONS showed that net migration to the UK hit an all-time high with 330,000 people moving to Britain in the year ending March 2015.

Polish is the mot common non-British nationality with 853,000 residents.

UK immigration minister James Brokenshire said the figures are disappointing and underline the challenges they need to meet to reduce net migration. This is not sustainable and risks future economic development of other EU member states.

PM David Cameron said he is promising he will bring immigration numbers down to ‘levels our country can manage’.