Study shows that emigration in UK is higher than ever before. Also immigration is on the rise in UK. It can be derived from figures which came from different research conducted by various organizations that in 2006 alone 207,000 British citizens left their country. But the immigrants also came by more than double. In the same year around 510,000 foreigners arrived in UK to stay for a year or more.
After the labor party came into power in 1997, the British emigration figure shows 1.8 million people have left while only 979,000 have returned. In 2006 half the British emigrants went to only four countries mainly Australia, Spain, New Zealand and France. Almost 8 percent of every 100 emigrants went to USA. According to the research by ONS last year UK recorded the highest number of emigrants about 400,000 and immigrants of 591,000.