Portuguese emigration to the UK on the rise before lock down

The Portugal News | May 23, 2020 at 12:50 PM
  • In the 12 months to the end of March, 23,925 Portuguese registered in the British social security, 22 percent more than in the same period last year, shows the quarterly report of the Ministry of Labour and Pensions consulted by the agency Lusa.
  • European Union (EU) citizens’ registrations increased by 11,000 in the 12 months to March 2020, an increase of 3 percent over the previous year, despite the decrease in registrations of nationals from Romania (-6 percent) and Poland ( -13 percent).
  • Overall, the Ministry of Labour and Pensions registered 760,000 social security enrolments by March 2020, an increase of 17 percent over March 2019.