Net migration rises to new record calendar year figure of 606,000 in the 12 months to December 2022


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Net migration rose to 606,000 in the year to December 2022, official statistics show. The figure is the highest on record for a calendar year. It comes despite a Tory 2019 manifesto commitment to "bring overall numbers down". The figure was 488,000 in 2021. Net migration is the annual number of people arriving in the UK when both immigration and emigration are taken into account. The figures, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this morning, show that total long-term immigration was estimated at around 1.2 million in 2022, while emigration was 557,000. Most people arriving in the UK...