Uptick in Commonwealth migration is welcome but there is still a long way to go

Figures released this morning show a small increase in Commonwealth migration but as the below chart shows, there is still a long way to go to reach levels seen just a few years ago.

Additionally, we are still seeing the Commonwealth declining as a percentage of the UK's immigration. As can be seen below, Commonwealth citizens are being squeezed out of the UK's immigrant picture.

It's time for the UK Government to start offering a fair and level playing field to the Commonwealth. Implementing the recommendations of our "How to Solve a Problem Like a Visa" report would be a great start.

All figures are sourced from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

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