Sunak to hand THOUSANDS of visas to India
Rishi Sunak is gearing up to hand thousands of visas to India as part of a trade deal being negotiated between the two states.
The visa handout would be in exchange for the slashing of tariffs on UK goods going to India.
The two countries are heading into their 12th round of talks, with India hoping for the deal to be finalised by the end of 2023.
Talks will take place in September when Sunak heads to India for the G20 summit.
He is set to meet with Indian President Narendra Modi to seal the deal.
The latest figures - published in May - show that net migration has reached 606,000. This is more than six times the level the Conservatives promised.
The previous set of figures, published in November 2022, showed that net migration rose to 504,000 in the year to June 2022.
The figures are an increase from pre-Brexit immigration levels, with most of the migrants coming from non-EU countries.
Net migration for the year ending June 2015 - the year before the UK voted to leave the EU - was 336,000.