Net migration to the UK has reached its highest level yet, according to figures released today by the Office of National Statistics.

In the year to March net migration was 330,000, compared to 236,000 in the same period a year ago.

The figure is the difference between those leaving the country and coming in, and is three times the target set by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010.

Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said it was “deeply disappointing”.

The figure was fairly evenly split between those coming in from the EU and those from outside the Union. Net migration of EU citizens was 183,000, with the figure from other countries standing at 196,000.

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