Thursday, May 27, 2010
Fewer immigrants = less pressure on house prices and rents?
For the first time since 2004, net migration from Eastern Europe has turned negative. In all, there were 45,000 arrivals of A8 nationals last year, compared with 57,000 departures. Overall, the UK's net migration figure - the number of immigrants minus numbers emigrating - for the 12 months ending in September 2009 was 142,000, down from 160,000 for the same period the previous year.