Why do immigrants come to the UK?
This briefing looks at levels of migration to the UK, how the UK compares to other EU countries, and evidence on what factors drive immigration to the UK.
EU immigration to the UK
What the latest figures tell us about EU immigration in 2016.
Are one in nine UK workers migrants?
About one in nine were foreign nationals in 2016. About one in six were born outside the UK.
Brits abroad: how many people from the UK live in other EU countries?
Around 1.2 million British-born people live in other EU countries, according to United Nations figures.
How difficult is it for EU nationals to apply for residence rights in the UK?
Growing numbers of EU nationals have been applying for permanent residence status in the UK.
EU citizens living in the UK
What do we know about citizens of other EU countries who live and work in the UK?
Too soon to say if EU referendum has led to genuine falls in immigration
You need to tread carefully when drawing conclusions about today's headlines.
Brexit: which EU citizens will have the right to stay in the UK?
A high proportion of EU citizens in the UK are likely to be entitled to a special status under EU law by the time of Brexit, but it depends on the Government's negotiations with the EU.
Can we be part of the single market and control immigration?
We don't know what the future arrangements for the UK will be as this will depend on the deal that is reached between the government and the EU.
EU immigration and pressure on the NHS
EU immigration contributes to financial pressure on the NHS, but its annual impact is small compared to other factors.
What would an Australian-style immigration points system mean for the UK?
The level of immigration under a points-based system depends, in part, on how the system is designed.
What does leaving the EU mean for border controls?
We look at what the impact of leaving the EU will be on border controls in the UK.
The government's immigration target: does EU immigration matter?
The Prime Minister claims that EU and British net migration was in balance as recently as 2008, but the figures themselves can't prove this.
EU immigration to the UK: what the National Insurance numbers reveal
A new analysis by statisticians tries to explain the gap between our immigration estimates and NI numbers issued to EU nationals.
Did 1.8 million migrants enter the EU illegally last year?
1.8 million illegal border crossings into the EU were detected by member states in 2015. This isn’t the same as 1.8 million migrants.
We don't know that 100,000 illegal migrants have been stopped at the border
The claim that 100,000 illegal migrants have been stopped at the border is an unofficial projection and is uncertain.