Largest decline in EU nationals working in the UK since records began

The number of EU nationals working in the UK has fallen by 86,000 over the past year, the largest decline since comparable records began, according to Gleeds’ latest Economic and Regional Inflation Report.

The decline can be directly attributed to the continued apprehension towards Brexit, with the lack of an agreed deal negatively impacting the market.

This is evident in the East, North West and Northern Ireland, who are seeing the migrant population moving out of local areas due to concerns over the security of their status in the UK after leaving the EU, as well as increasing hostility in living and working environments.

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