ANOTHER 1.6million migrants are set to come to Britain in the next five years, new figures revealed.
Targets to slash numbers to the tens of thousands have been all-but ripped up after experts admitted even more people will come here than thought.
1.6million migrants are set to come to Britain in the next five years, figures reveal
Rishi Sunak‘s spokesperson refused to commit to David Cameron‘s old target, but stressed they wanted to drive down the numbers.
Financial chiefs at the Office for Budget Responsibility hugely revised up their figures for the number of people coming to Britain.
Total net migration is expected to rise from 205,000 a year to 245,000 a year – thanks to more international students, worker visas and people fleeing from Ukraine and Hong Kong.
They revised up the numbers of people they expect to come to Britain from 1.3million to 1.6million over the next few years.
It came as thousands more bricklayers, carpenters and roofers will be allowed to come to Britain this summer.
Ministers gave the green light for another five occupations to be added to the shortage list before the summer recess to fill gaps in the economy.
The list includes bricklayers, roofers, carpenters, construction workers, and plasterers, and more are expected to be added at the end of the year.
Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said: “This suggests that the government has no intention of getting a grip of the scale of immigration, as the public want.
“Failing to do so will only lead to further massive, unsustainable population increases.”