Net migration to UK reached 318,000 in 2014, just below all-time peak in 2005, with immigration from outside Europe rising strongly

Net migration to Britain surged to 318,000 in 2014, just below its previous peak under the Labour government in 2005.

The latest quarterly migration figures from the Office for National Statistics show that net immigration from outside Europe – up 42,000 – is now rising almost as strongly as from within Europe – up 67,000.

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