Bucks has international appeal for workers
THE number of people moving to Buckinghamshire from abroad to work rose by over 60 per cent last year.
According to figures from the Department for Work and Pensions 4,646 adults from overseas were given national insurance numbers in the area during 2014-15.
This is a rise of 62.2 per cent on the 2,865 foreigners who were awarded the documentation the year previously. National insurance numbers are awarded to people who come to the UK to work and are used for tax purposes. National insurance payments go towards benefits such as the state pension. Within Buckinghamshire, South Bucks has seen the biggest rise in the number of foreigners getting national insurance numbers with the 354 in 2013-14 increasing by 67.2 per cent to 592 in 2014-15.
Aylesbury Vale saw the next biggest rise (65.5 per cent) while Chiltern had the smallest rise in the county. However, Chiltern’s increase of 40.6 per cent was still above the national average.