Rise in UK net migration driven by increase in non-EU nationals arriving to study

 Net migration in the UK was around 313,000 in the year to March, the Office for National Statistics has said.


This is up on 221,000 from the previous year and has been driven by an increase in non-EU nationals arriving in the UK to study.

But separate Home Office figures show passenger arrivals down 29% in the latest quarter to June, with a similar drop in visas being granted.

This is partly driven by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic - which has contributed to a 97% reduction in passenger journeys compared to the same quarter last year.

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