Bucks has in­ter­na­tional ap­peal for work­ers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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