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Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
29-Oct-09 - 03:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK immigration too high?
Subject: RE: BS: UK immigration too high?
The number of persons granted settlement in the United Kingdom, excluding EEA and
Swiss nationals, rose by 26 per cent in the second quarter of 2009 (46,120) compared with
the second quarter of 2008 (36,510).There were increases in employment-related grants
(up 34 per cent to 19,815), family formation and reunion grants (up 9 per cent to 16,965)
and other grants, including those on a discretionary basis and where the category of grant
is unknown (up 56 per cent to 8,740). These were partly offset by a decrease in asylumrelated
grants (down 7 per cent to 600) (Figure 3.3).
Comparing the last 12 months (ending 30 June 2009) with the previous 12 months (ending
30 June 2008), the number of persons granted settlement in the United Kingdom, excluding
EEA and Swiss nationals, rose by 9 per cent from 148,730 to 162,630. There were
increases in employment-related grants (up 17 per cent to 67,600), asylum-related grants
(up 4 per cent to 3,765) and family formation and reunion grants (up 19 per cent to 63,120).
These were partly offset by a decrease in other grants, including those on a discretionary
basis and where the category of grant is unknown (down 18 per cent to 28,145).