On the day we found out that net migration to the UK has reached a record unsustainable high of 330,000 in a year we also saw that since the first year (2014) that working and benefit restrictions were lifted for (EU2) Romanian’s & Bulgarian’s 67% more Romanians registered for new national insurance no’s in Oldham than those registering from any other Country. There were also 127 births in Oldham to mothers from EU2 Countries in 2014, 29.3% of all births in Oldham in 2014 were to non-UK born mothers.
The increase in long-term international immigration included a statistically significant increase for EU citizens to 269,000 (up 56,000), the highest recorded level ever for this group; and an increase for non-EU nationals to 284,000 (up 23,000). New National Insurance number allocations to foreign nationals also showed an alarming increase in the year to June with 214,000 new National Insurance registrations issued to Romanian & Bulgarian nationals, an increase of 129 thousand (151%) on the previous year. 128,448 new National Insurance registrations issued to Polish nationals an increase of 40% on the previous year. 64,399 new National Insurance number registrations issued to Italian nationals an increase of 67% on the previous year. 58,623 new National Insurance number registrations issued to Spanish nationals an increase of 43% on the previous year.