Britain’s population is set to rise by almost 10 million people by 2039, according to official statistics released Thursday, putting it on course to become Europe’s most populous nation by 2047. Britain’s population is projected to increase by 9.7 million over the next 25 years from an estimated 64.6 million in mid-2014 to 74.3 million in mid-2039, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The increase, equivalent to the population of Sweden, would be comprised of 51 percent of net immigration and 49 percent “natural increase”, the difference between births and deaths.
27 August, 2015 UK net migration hits record level over 12 months Net migration to Britain has hit record levels, official figures showed Thursday, with the difference between migrants leaving and arriving in Britain rising to around 329,000 in the year to March. "The net migration figure was a statistically significant increase from 236,000 in year […]
12 October, 2015 Ex-M&S boss heads UK pro-EU group, says Brexit too risky LONDON (AP) — The former chief executive of retail chain Marks & Spencer is heading a campaign to persuade Britons to stay in the European Union, arguing Monday that quitting could leave the country isolated, less secure and economically weakened.Powered by WPeMatico
2 October, 2015 Finland raises 2015 forecast for asylum seekers to 50,000 Finland on Friday raised its estimate for the number of asylum-seekers expected to reach the country this year to about 50,000 from 30,000 previously, after a heightened influx in September. Drawn by an existing Iraqi community in Finland and eased asylum criteria, thousands of Iraqi […]
27 April, 2016 Immigration puts Swedish schools to the test Sweden's schools were already struggling with demoralised teachers and declining test scores before the arrival of masses of young migrants whose needs have put unprecedented strain on the system. The Swedish school system already faces major challenges including an acute shortage of […]