The Institute for Public Policy research established a new briefing reviewing the migration tends and policy changes in 2012 and looking forward to possible developments in 2013. It says that 2013 will be a crucial year for the Government because they will be more than half way through the Parliament during which they have pledged to reduce net immigration to the 10s of 1000s. The Institute expects the following in 2013:
1. Further significant falls in non EU student immigration
2. Continued steady decline in non EU immigration for work and family reasons
3. A modest increase in immigration from the EU
4. A small increase in asylum claims
5. Rising net emigration by UK nationals
Significantly net migration will begin to rise again in 2014 although final figures for that year will not be available until after the 2015 General Elections.