22 Aug 2019

Number of EU citizens coming to UK continues decline

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

New figures show that the number of EU citizens coming to the UK has continued to fall since 2016 – sending net migration, which is the difference between the number of EU nationals leaving and arriving – down to 59,000. That’s less than a third of it’s peak level before the Brexit referendum. Those applying for settlement here are worried what might happen to their status after Brexit day – if the government carries out its pledge to end freedom of movement if there’s no deal.