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Politics: IT glitch delays launch of internet migration figures which can be key to the Authorities’s coverage

AN IT glitch has delayed the discharge of the newest internet migration figures that are key to Authorities coverage.

The Workplace for Nationwide Statistics has postponed subsequent week’s disclosure “as a result of a difficulty with the info gathered”.

An Workplace for Nationwide Statistics has suffered an IT glitch, delaying internet migration figures key to Authorities coverage

It’s understood the ONS is struggling to mix info ­collected at border gates since September on digital tablets with older pen and paper information.

The ONS bases the quarterly figures on as much as 80,000 interviews with folks getting into and leaving the UK.

Ex-PM David Cameron and PM Theresa May each promised to chop internet migration to the “tens of thousands”.

Figures launched days earlier than the Brexit vote in 2016 confirmed it hit 333,000 the 12 months earlier than, the second highest on file.

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