Portuguese emigration to the UK increased in 2019 for the first time in three years

in News · 29-02-2020 08:00:00 · 0 Comments

The number of Portuguese who emigrated to the United Kingdom rose 30 percent in 2019, reversing a negative trend since 2016, according to official data published, on 27 February, by the British Government.

Last year, British Social Security registered a requirement to be able to work in the country, 24,593 Portuguese, against 18,871 in 2018, indicate the statistics of the British Ministry of Labour and Pensions.

Since 2016, the year in which 52 percent of British voters voted in a referendum in favour of the UK leaving the European Union (EU), European immigration had been decreasing, first 5 percent, to 30,543, then 26 percent in 2017, to 22,622, and 17 percent in 2018, to 18,871.


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