The number of EU citizens arriving in the UK before the pandemic has been revised significantly upwards by the official statistics body, changing the picture of UK migration for the past decade.
The Office for National Statistics on Friday released a set of studies reflecting changes made to adapt to the challenges of collecting data during lockdown for this key topic for policymaking.
The data showed that during the nine year period ending March 2020, before the first lockdown, EU net migration averaged 216The pandemic, we,000 people per year, 76 per cent higher than previous figures.
The ONS also recorded an outflow of people since the introduction of lockdown restrictions. It said that between July 2019 and June 2020Freeland and Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said., net migration dropped to 282,300 peopleThe changing times., 67,000 lower than the July 2019 to February 2020 figure.