Government said it is disappointed with the high migration figures

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Figures released today have shown that net migration to the UK has increased by 333,000 over the last year which is the largest increase in recent decades. The figures are disappointing news for the Government as David Cameron, the Prime Minister, had set a target to cut net migration.

James Brokenshire, the Immigration Minister at the Home Office, said “these stark figures are deeply disappointing”.

He added:

“We have slashed student fraud, struck off nearly 900 bogus colleges, and toughened access to welfare and housing. But with nearly 100,000 non-EU students remaining in the UK at the end of their courses and British business still overly reliant on foreign workers in a number of sectors there is much more to do”.