Eurozone crisis ‘pushing migrants to UK’


Eurozone crisis ‘pushing migrants to UK’
The eurozone jobs crisis is encouraging more southern European migrants to head to the UK to join those from the east, the Migration Observatory has said.
Over the past five years the number of EU nationals living in the UK has gone up by almost 700,000 to 3.3 million.
The report said 49% of the 700,000 were from Poland and Romania, but Spain, Italy and Portugal accounted for 24%.
The Migration Observatory says there is no single “pull factor” but a mixture, including wages and economic prospects.