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Thursday, 30th June 2011

Settlement in the UK

Source: Migration Observatory (UK)

Key Points:

In 2010, there were 237,890 grants of settlement to non-European migrants, 22% more than the previous peak in 2009.

Settlements in 2005-2009 averaged 156,425 per annum, increasing from 125,645 p.a. in the previous five- year period and 68,570 p.a. from 1995-1999.

In 2010, 35% of settlements were granted on the basis of employment and residency (including dependents of labour migrants), another 35% were granted for “other discretionary reasons”, many of which are linked to a backlog of asylum cases. 27% of settlements were granted on the basis of family and 2% on the basis of asylum.

In 2009, among migrants granted settlement the most common countries of citizenship were India (19% of all settlements) and Pakistan (12%).

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

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