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Watch: What’s driving the UK’s record-high migration rate?

Net migration - the gap between the number of people entering and leaving the UK - hit 606,000 in 2022, according to new figures. The data - released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - did not show the increase than some analysts expected, but will still place pressure on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who has promised to bring numbers down. Most people arriving in the UK last year were non-EU nationals (925,000), followed by EU (151,000) and British (88,000). The ONS said it was a “unique year” for migration due to “world events”, with part of the rise explained by the war in Ukraine and unrest in Hong Kong.

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