Published on 26 Oct 2017 Sections

UK’s population will reach 70 million in less than a decade

The UK’s population is set to reach the landmark figure of 70 million before the end of the next decade. The projections, from the Office for National Statistics, suggest the population isn’t growing as fast as previously thought. And the figures don’t take any account of the Brexit factor. But it’s a marker for the future as the UK looks likely to outstrip population growth in Germany, France and other European countries in the near future.