The number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK rose by nearly 26% between April and June, figures show.

The Office for National Statistics said 141,000 had been employed in that period, compared with 112,000 in the previous three months.

Campaigners for tighter controls claim there will be a bigger rise next year as rules on the type of jobs people from the two nations can do expire.

The Home Office said citizens of the countries made up 0.3% of UK employees.


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