The UK has experienced unprecedented levels of immigration since the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. We can be proud of our generosity towards people fleeing conflict and persecution in Ukraine, Hong Kong and Afghanistan. But the level of migration is not sustainable.
We are taking the long-term decisions that will deliver the biggest reduction in net migration on record.
Together this package would have meant around 300,000 fewer people coming to the UK last year. We will bring migration down towards more sustainable levels. All while making sure the NHS and businesses have access to the talent they need.