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End of Covid restrictions sees net migration hit 500,000 for first time ever

[IMG][/IMG] The unique combination of the ending of Covid restrictions, coupled with bespoke schemes for Ukrainians, Afghans and Hong Kong residents, have seen net migration hit a record high of 504,000 in the 12 months to June 2022, despite net migration from the EU actually falling, the Resolution Foundation said today (Thursday) in response to the latest ONS statistics. The latest ONS data - which offers the first official insight into international migration levels under the new post-Brexit migration regime since the relaxation of Covid restrictions shows that annual net migration levels have trebled from 173,00 in the year to June 2021 to reach 504,000 in the year to June 2022 it's highest level since records began. [Read Full Article]