EU migration to UK underestimated by ONS, analysts say

Non-EU migration overstated in decade of official data now reclassified as ‘experimental’ EU migration to the UK over the last decade has been underestimated, statisticians have admitted, as the reliability of official data was formally downgraded.In...

EU migration to UK underestimated by ONS, analysts say

Non-EU migration overstated in decade of official data now reclassified as ‘experimental’

EU migration to the UK over the last decade has been underestimated, statisticians have admitted, as the reliability of official data was formally downgraded.

In a humiliating decision for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), its migration statistics quarterly report – which the UK government use to inform policy – has been reclassified as “experimental”.

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