Trend will concern businesses who claim drop in immigration costs economy billions

The number of people moving to the UK from EU countries has plunged to its lowest level for four years in the wake of the Brexit vote, according to official figures.

Data from the Office for National Statistics released on Monday shows that net long-term migration to the UK from the EU was 101,000 in 2017, which is the lowest level since the year ending March 2013.

The figures show that the government remains a long way from meeting its “objective” to cut overall net migration to the tens of thousands.

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