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REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Net migration to the United Kingdom rose to a record high of around 504,000 in the year to June 2022, official statistics showed on Thursday, driven by an increase in the number of non-European Union nationals.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said a recovery of travel following COVID-19, and an increase in arrivals of international students who had been studying remotely during the pandemic had contributed to the rise.
At the time then Prime Minister David Cameron had failed for several years to hit a net migration target of less than 100,000 a year.
The previous record high for net migration was just over 330,000 in 2015.
August saw the highest number of small boat arrivals of any month since data has been collected, it said.