New figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show a net flow of 212,000 long-term migrants into Britain in the year ending September 2013, up from 154,000 in the previous year.
Net migration from EU countries increased by 60,000. Net migration from non-EU countries fell by 25,000. Some 24,000 citizens of Romania and Bulgaria arrived in the year to September 2013; 9,000 arrived in the previous year. ■