Net Migration

It's Not Too Late For The Government To Embrace International Students

James Pitman | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Politics
James Pitman

Earlier this year, The House of Lords passed an amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill that would remove international students from net migration figures. True to form, the government quietly removed this amendment in a pre-election 'wash up' when the bill was sent back to the House of Commons.

Why Though? My Thoughts On Retaining The Net Migration Target

Katie Newbury | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Politics
Katie Newbury

So, for the third General Election in a row, the Conservatives have decided to retain the target of reducing net migration to the tens of thousands in their manifesto. When I heard the news this week, all I could think was, why though?

Net Migration Up Again - Is This What Will Lose David Cameron The EU Referendum?

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Politics

Net migration to the UK hit 323,000 last year, leaving the Government’s pledge to get the figure below 100,000 yet again in tatters. Figures rele...

The Waugh Zone December 2, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday December 2, 2015… 1) WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? The day of the Syria debate and vote has arrived and...

Record Migration Is Bad News for Britain and Another Sign That We Must Leave the EU

Steven Woolfe | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

The bottom line here is this: the only way we can control immigration into the UK is to take back control of our borders. This means we have to stop our open-ended EU free movement of people obligations to potentially hundreds of millions of EU migrants. The only way we can do this is to leave the EU.

Theresa May Is Going To Make Life Even Tougher For Foreign Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

International students in the UK will be banned from working while they are studying, and will be forced to leave when their degree finishes in an att...

Doctors, Scientists And Classical Musicians Targeted In Latest Migration Clampdown

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron is risking “harming the economy” by making it more difficult for non-European Union immigrants to get jobs in the UK, business chief...

These New Immigration Figures Look Very, Very Bad For David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

Immigration is at its highest level since 2005, according to damning new statistics which are set to take centre stage in the Conservatives' battle wi...

Here Come The Actual Net Migration Figures

PA | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics

The final estimate of net migration - the difference between migrants leaving and arriving in the UK - before the general election on May 7 will be re...

Lucy Sherriff

Government Panders To The Rabble With 'Cheap, Pathetic Gestures' Over Students Visas | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government's refusal to exclude international students from net migration figures took another battering on Thursday as politicians were accused o...

Sharp Rise In Immigration Means Targets 'Should Be Put Out Of Their Misery'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

David Cameron's dogged attempts to slash net migration have been dealt another blow as official figures revealed that figure rose to 243,000 in the ye...

Osborne's Own Budget Predicts His Major Migration Pledge Will Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's own Budget relies on ministers failing on a key Tory pledge to reduce net migration to below 100,000. The Treasury's projections i...

'Stupid And Offensive'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has attacked his Tory colleagues for launching a "stupid and offensive" crackdown on illegal immigrants, via the so-called 'racist van' an...

India Is Telling Its Students We Don't Want Them, Warns Cable

PA | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Public "panic" over immigration is causing economic harm to the UK, Vince Cable has warned. He said overseas students were being deterred from stud...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: RIP Lee Rigby

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on 24 May 2013... RIP LEE RIGBY RIP Drummer Lee Rigby, who was named yesterday evening as the victim of Wednesd...

Cable Condemns Plans To Reduce Immigration

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Politics

Business Secretary Vince Cable has rubbished plans to reduce net immigration saying it would do "enormous damage" to the UK. The Liberal Democrat s...

Remove Overseas Students From Migration Targets, MPs Urge Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

David Cameron has been urged to put an end to overseas students being included in migration targets in order to reconcile tensions and encourage inter...

Maying Down The Law

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

International students wishing to study in the UK will have to jump through more hoops after Theresa May announced a new "tougher" process for vetting...

UK Sees Biggest Drop In Net Migration Since 2008

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

Net migration to the UK went down by a quarter (25%) over the last year, official figures released on Thursday showed. The number dropped to 183,00...

Exclude Foreign Students From Immigration Figures? That's Just Silly

PA | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Calls for foreign students to be excluded from immigration figures were branded "absurd" and "silly" by Home Office minister Damian Green on Tuesday. ...

Labour Promises To Prevent British People Being 'Locked Out' By Immigrants

Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has promised new measures to prevent British people being "locked out" of jobs by foreign workers, including forcing firms to declare if t...

Student Visas Are The 'Back Door To Britain', Warns Campaign Group

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Student visas have become the "back door to Britain" and the government must tighten the noose on the student system, a campaign group has warned. ...

Prioritise International Students Over Short Term Political Aims, Cameron Warned

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The government is putting short-term political aims above concerns over long-term migration with its plans to cut the number of international students...

Migration Hits Record High Of 252,000

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Politics

The government's immigration policy has come under attack as statistics revealed net migration hit a record high of 252,000 in 2010. In 2009 net mi...

UK Population On Course To Hit 70 Million In 16 Years

PA | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK

The UK population is on course to reach 70 million within 16 years, figures showed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the UK was set to...