Huge Influx of Eastern European Workers to UK Worrying Officials

Since September 2014 when Bulgarians and Romanians began to have full access to work in the UK, there has been a 16 percent increase in the number of workers from those countries who have flocked to the UK. Today there are over 69,000 additional East Europeans working in the UK that in 2014 as migrants flood in to take advantage of the growing economy there.

As of September 2015 it is estimated that there are 219,000 Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK. That means that there are 30,000 more such workers in the UK than there were one year ago. The government relates to this data as a blow to their policy to keep migration into the UK down to 100,000 a year.

European Union Laws have allowed Romanians and Bulgarians freedom of movement across all the EU countries since January 2014. When the law was passed right-wing parliamentarians worried that such a policy would encourage a devastating number of workers from Eastern European countries to flock to the UK. The left-wing dismissed such concerns as “scaremongering.”



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