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Two Leeds, UK, needed for forecasted migrants

Two Leeds, UK, needed for forecasted migrants

Two cities the size of Leeds will be needed to accommodate a new generation of immigrants over the next decade, official figures indicate, amid fears that new arrivals are pushing up house prices.

An analysis by the independent House of Commons library has found that over the next decade, migrants will be responsible for 629,000 new households, equivalent to one in three formed in England.

The analysis will put further pressure on David Cameron to deliver on his pledge to reduce levels of net migration to “tens of thousands” by the next election after restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants were lifted.

Telegraph article

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