Praise to the Home Office team for doing what we said we would do = tackling immigration - down by a third.
My boss Mark Harper said today on the announcement of the figures:
"Our tough reforms are having an impact in all the right places – we have tightened the routes where abuse was rife and overall numbers are down as a result. But sponsored student visa applications for our world-class university sector are up and the numbers of skilled people being sponsored by UK employers in sectors such as IT and science have also increased. We will continue to work hard to bring net migration down from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands by the end of this Parliament and to create a selective immigration system that works in our national interest.”
Full story here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/9899509/Net-migration-falls-by-a-third.html