In the last week, the UK Government has published their latest official immigration statistics covering the period up until the end of December 2015. The Government has also published the sixth edition of its Migrant Journey publication along with the latest edition of the Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR) published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).  We hope to provide an overview here with links to further reading and resources as required.

The statistics are broken down into various sections as indicated on the Immigration statistics, October to December 2015 page on the Gov.uk website.  The latest UK Government immigration statistics have been divided into the following categories:

Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR) published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has also published the Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR). The report can be accessed from the following link:

The MSQR series brings together statistics on migration that are published by the Home Office, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), ONS, and the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

The Home Office has also published its User Guide to Home Office Immigration Statistics document, a 117 page PDF file, designed to be a useful reference guide with explanatory notes on the Home Office’s quarterly immigration statistics releases.

Migrant journey: sixth report

According to the UK Government, the latest release in the Migrant Journey series is described as: “This release is the sixth in a series of releases that explore migrants’ journeys through the UK’s immigration system.”

Access to the relevent publications and details from the UK Government website include:

Media Reporting

There has been significant media reporting on these figures, given the importance that the subject of immigration will play in the forthcoming EU Referendum campaign.  A selction of the relevant news stories are reported here: