EU migrants

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The latest migration figures show a huge drop in the number of EU migrants coming to Britain, post the Brexit referendum. What does this mean for London and our dependency on migrant EU workers in particular?


Answer for EU migrants

Answer for EU migrants

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The ONS recently published provisional data on international migration to the UK for the year ending June 2017. The release suggests that 'Brexit' is likely to be one factor contributing to a decline in net migration from historically high levels. However, it remains too soon to tell if these trends are long-term.

I have made clear that the Government must provide a cast iron guarantee to EEA nationals living here. They are Londoners. It is also vital the UK remains in the Single Market. The flexibility it brings for trade and access to talent through qualified freedom of movement is significant, particularly for a knowledge economy like London's.